Allies Assemblage Pinot Noir 750ml

$38.48 each
Mornington Peninsula
Pinot Noir

The Assemblage is a composite blend of vineyards from across the Mornington Peninsula and is matured in vast French oak barrels called Foudre. These beautiful barrels have very thick staves and wine matures slowly, ensuring that the delicate aromas and flavours are not lost. The resulting wine is vibrantly flavoured with silky, supple structure and ready to enjoy earlier without sacrificing intensity or character. 2019 was another record breaking year for drought and heat. November was warm and dry, delivering an excellent balanced crop. Thereafter, the weather was remarkably dry and also quite hot in February which caused significant and atypical vine stress. Often these years are associated with overripe and low acid wines but curiously, although alcohols are up, the grapes were harvested with good acid. Why? Nobody knows. However, the resulting wine is dark, rich, vibrant and very delicious.

About Allies Wines

A former Chef and Sommelier, David Chapman began Allies in 2003, whilst working at Moorooduc Estate. The first wine was just few barrels of Pinot Noir from a vineyard around the corner in Tuerong. Today, there is a bit more but the quantity is limited by the number of acres Chapman is able to manage by himself. His mission is to handcraft rich, silky and perfumed Pinot Noir, showcasing the diversity of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula through wines taken from different townships. (Website)