Pinot Noir 2017
Bright aroma of morello cherries on the nose, loads of red fruits but also darker plummy and earthy aromas, some oak, spice and a little gamey, meaty character. Tremendous vigour and concentration. Structure is medium to full bodied for pinot with moderate alcohol at 13.5% and plenty of supple tannins giving power and length.
The MV6 clone from our original Foxeys vineyard in Merricks North is quite perfumed, absorbs new oak easily and integrates it well. The other vineyard components in the blend, White Gates (clone #115) and Kentucky Road (clone #777) provide red fruits and middle palate roundness, whilst Kangerong vineyard (MV6) lends some muscle to the tannin profile.
2016 was a fairly cool summer; very long ripening season, well-suited to our pinot vineyards located 'up-the-hill’ with very low yields. The 2017 reds show striking depth and structure, a lovely vintage for Foxeys.