Domaine A 2013 Pinot Noir
Winery : Domaine A
Domaine A/Stoney Vineyard is the oldest in the Coal Valley. Swiss IBM executive Peter Althaus (now retired) and his late wife Ruth purchased Stoney Vineyard in the late '80s and built a reputation as one of Australia's finest wine producers. Domaine A is now owned by the Moorilla/MONA team.
Made from a small 2ha plot on the highest part of the vineyard, the pinot yields here are naturally low and the berries small, creating full-bodied wines with fine backbones. Domain A red wines made with the cellar in mind and are released with generous bottle age. This is a very fine vintage release.
Michele's notes: Youthful in all aspects. Dark and bold in hue. Complex bouquet with deep notes, the intense fruit aromas – raspberry, blueberry, blackberry - mingling with cocoa and cinnamon. Concentrated and complex in the mouth – roasted nuts and chalky/ fine dry tannins provide a foil to the sumptuous fruit. At the last, a tasty note of honey/candied orange rind and earth. Wow! This is a lot of wine, befitting the asking price.