Centennial Vineyards 2018 House Block Pinot Noir is made entirely from fruit grown at our cool-climate Bowral vineyards in the Southern Highlands, using the 667 clone of Pinot Noir. 2018 yielded very small berries in this block which has created a concentrated and perfumed style with an excellent varietal definition.
20% whole-bunch fruit was included in the ferment. Fragrant earthy cherry, raspberry, rhubarb, and enticing herbs/spices. The palate has great mouthfeel and texture, with fleshy red berry fruit, and an enticing silky finish. Fermentation and maturation in new (18%) and seasoned French oak has added texture and complexity to this wine. Minimal filtration may result in a small deposit with time.
Best enjoyed with fuller flavoured dishes such as veal, chicken, duck. Drink now to 2026.
Reviews and Awards
95 Points & Gold Medal 2019 Australian Highlands Wine Show
Trophy, Best Pinot Noir in Show 2019 Australian HIghalnds Wine Show