The wine displays strawberry and cherry fruit flavors fused with gamey, mushroom and herbal tones. Some integrated toasty oak highlights a spicy lift at the back of the palate leading to length and persistence on the finish.
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Clone: D4V2, 777, MV6
Harvest: 2nd March 2017
Be at Harvest: 12.8
pH at Harvest: 3.45
TA at Harvest: 6.0
The concept behind our Equilibrio range is to promote the very best barrels, clonal mix and new oak integration to create a few cases that will benchmark the potential of each vintage. Some would call it Reserve but we call it Equilibrio as great wine is all about harmony and balance.
This wine is predominantly the MV6 clone, with just a splash of the D4V2 and 777. Pinot Noir is more about mouthfeel than most, and this wine is harmonious on the palate.
[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 Perth Royal Wine Awards
[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
[2016 Vintage] – 95 Points by James Halliday, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
[2016 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards
[2015 Vintage] – 95 Points by James Halliday, 2018 Halliday Wine Companion
[2015 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (Asia)
[2014 Vintage] – Double Gold Medal at 2015 Melbourne International Wine Show
“Medium to deep red colour with a good purple tint. The aromas show cherry and raspbery fruit and a goodly lick of attractive oak, while the flavour is intense and mouth-filling, with fine-grained tannins. The whole lot lingers well through the finish and aftertaste. An excellent pinot with gorgeous fleshy richness, fruit sweetness and detail. A top-level pinot.” (95 Points)
Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2017 Vintage)
“Equilibrio is a best barrel selection focusing on harmony and balance. This wine is wild-fermented and matured in French oak (35% new). The flavours are bright red, the mouthfeel slippery and delicious, the finish long and supported by fine tannins.”
Halliday Wine Companion 2019 (2016 Vintage)