Monday, 19 December 2011

Passing Clouds Pinot Noir 2007

This little number was grown in the Macedon ranges which is not normal for the Passing Clouds crew as their Pinot is normally from the Yarra Valley.  They have planted a little vineyard in the ranges where the pest control is managed by a set of cute miniature sheep, baby doll sheep if you are interested.  These little workers are too small to reach the bunches but can happily keep the weeds and pests to a minimum which has resulted in a huge reduction for the need to spray.

Oh aren't these guys adorable.

Passing Clouds Pinot Noir 2007

This has a lovely fungus dirty component with the fruit still playing a major role.  There is a beautiful balance between light cherry and strawberry and forest floor meets spice that I am left feeling like I have down a good deed for the day.  This wine would work brilliantly for a Christmas day lunch as it would pair well with a variety of dishes.  The wine finishes with a very good length of flavour and vibrant acidity which for the money is hard to beat.  

Alcohol: 12%
Price: $20
Rated: 87
Drink: Now - 2015

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