Bannockburn Serre Pinot Noir 2016

5 Star Winery - Wine companion 2020

95 Points!

Australia, VIC, Geelong
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"Our Serré (a French word meaning “tightly packed”) features Pinot Noir grown at Serré Vineyard using close-planting, low trellising and narrow rows to replicate the tough vineyard conditions of Grand Cru Burgundy, naturally yielding at 500g/vine. This block may be the oldest close-planted vineyard outside Europe. It certainly is the best of our Pinot Noir sites: uniform, focused, powerful and fragrant, every year. It will continue to develop and drink well for another ten to 15 years or more.

Bright mid red in colour, with a vibrant nose of lively red fruits and complex spice, the whole bunch fermentation creates transparency and structure. Palate displays the fruit purity, balance and finesse characteristic of this special vineyard site."

- Bannockburn


" The combination of vine maturity and high density plantings (over 8000 vines/ha) doing all the right things, and what most conventional vineyards can't do in a challenging season. Concentrated and spicy with a sweet core of dense fruit braced by strings of fine tannin. The balence, spot on.

- David Bicknell, Wine Companion 2020