Centennial Vineyards 2019 House Block Pinot Noir is made entirely from fruit grown here at the Bowral vineyards. It is made using the 777 and 667 clones of Pinot Noir.
The 2019 growing season was mainly warm and dry, yet we had a few minor rain events near harvest of these Pinot blocks increasing disease pressure. Fortunately, we managed to harvest the fruit in excellent condition. It has a deep nose with alluring earthy cherry, beetroot, and subtle glimpses of smoky oak and fresh herbs. The supportive oak provides depth to the aroma.
The palate is light-medium bodied with fleshy red fruit flavours and soft tannins leading into a long and satisfying finish. Partial wild fermentation using indigenous grape yeast and maturation in new and seasoned French oak has added texture and complexity to this style. Minimal filtration may result in a small deposit with time.
Great with hors d’oeuvres and fantastic with fuller flavoured dishes such as veal, chicken, duck. Drink now to 2026.