2019 Mandala 'The Matriarch' Pinot NoirRegular price$47.00 Sale price
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Charles' devoted focus on the Pinot Noir varietal led to his development of the second single-site pinot - which he named after another leading lady in the Smedley family, his mother. The head of the Smedley family, the link between family and vine, the leading spirit and adoring mother overseeing and caring for all.
This Pinot is from our glorious Dixons Creek vineyard. Aromas of sweet berries, cinnamon spices, and subtle vanilla bean, mixing with hints of earth, cedar, and cigar coming through the oak. Ethereal perfumes and a violet-based blue lift. Silky fine tannins and bright clean acidity give the wine line persistence on the back palate.
Hand-harvested and de-stemmed, the Pinot fruit was cold-soaked for four days prior to inoculation with Burgundian yeast. Transferred to French oak (50% new) for 12 months of maturation before bottling.
Meal Pairing Suggestions
V: Fettuccini with roasted tomatoes, garlic, and chilli oil