Dirty Three Wines All The Dirts Pinot Noir 2018


Wine Front 93 Points!


"bright and vivid in Pinot Noir characters with underlying sense of pedigree", gourmet traveller!

Australia, VIC, Gippsland
750mL
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Wine Front 93 Points!


 

"All The Dirts for all round ease of drinking and a good introduction to the Dirty Three label. It’s a blend of five different vineyards. Sloshy, joyous feel here, ease of drinking writ large, gently sweet fruit, some good sour tang to close. It’s viscous, soft then tightens up to a really pleasing pucker. It’s fleshy and exuberant but in the cooler end of pinot spectrum, and brings a sense of elegance to the table despite some of the frivolous feel. It’s a ripper drink, with a touch of class.


 

- Mike Bennie, Wine Front

 


 

 

James Suckling 92 Points!

 


 

"This has a very ripe and fluid, fullish-bodied feel to the palate with a plush, quite detailed and fleshy feel. Plenty of red plums and cherries on offer. Lots to like here. Very approachable now."

 


 

 - James Suckling

 


 

"All the Dirts' refers to our Pinot Noir that is a blend of all the vineyards that we work with. We strive for this wine to be a reflection South Gippsland Pinot Noir, ready to drink from the outset, with layers of flavour, juicy mid-palate and a silky finish . For us, Pinot should be harmonious, balanced, beautiful and delicious.

In 2018 the grapes predominantly came from our own Holgates Rd (Dirt 3) vineyard, along with Berrys Creek (Dirt 1, Tilson (Dirt 2) and two new vineyards, Silverwaters and Lauriston near Westernport Bay.

The 2018 was an excellent vintage for growing Pinot Noir. The ripening season had lovely weather, mild and dry and yields were some of the best we’ve ever had, with near perfect fruit set occurring in Spring. The mild weather allowed grapes to develop full flavour and the wines are deeper and richer than prior vintages. We are really pleased with this Pinot, and follows on well from 2017. The wine is fragrant and perfumed, with the right balance of herbal complexity and bright red fruits. The pallet is soft and juicy, but with good structure. The wine is fresh and vibrant with deep colour and good weight and balanced acidity – a hallmark of good Gippsland Pinot. A great drink now, but will also reward cellaring for at least 5-8  years."


- Dirty Three Wines