MWC Pinot Noir 2017
The grapes for this Pinot Noir were picked from single vineyards located in North Eastern Victoria. Crushed during the cool of night to retain their varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout the winemaking process. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a dense, rich color and allowing for gentle and maximum flavor extraction. The aroma is enticing with intense plum, cherry and strawberry fruit with a hint of spicy oak. The fresh fruit momentum continues on the palate with vibrant plum and dark stone fruits finishing with some firm acid, beautiful tannins and integrated oak.
In 1993 Andrew established vineyard holdings in the Murray Darling region near Mildura. This region principally surrounds the mighty Murray River, the source of much Australian folklore due to its beauty and majesty. Andrew had his eye on the red brick soil of the Goulburn Valley in Central Victoria, and acquired 350 acres which offered great promise for cool climate red wines which today are used to grow the grapes for the Chapter Three and Basilisk wines.
In early 2000, McPherson Wines opened its world class bottling facility in Victoria. Located next to the winery just outside the town of Nagambie in Central Victoria, we bottle our own wines along with premium wines from wineries all over Victoria.
.Winemaker Jo Nash 2014 release wines have been awarded a total of 4 Trophies and 11 Gold Medals in major Australian Shows, and her outstanding MWC Shiraz Mourvedre 2013 was listed as one of James Halliday's TOP 100 Wines of 2014. After graduating from Charles Sturt University, Jo worked under Andrew McPherson tutelage, and in 2011 was appointed Chief Winemaker at McPherson Wines. Jo's natural affinity with, and passion for winemaking is evident in all aspects of her life. Married to a winemaker, they make small batch wine at home, enlisting their four young children to help pick the grapes and stomp on them with their bare feet.
Nestled into the tip of its southeastern coastline, Victoria is Australia’s smallest mainland state, second most populous and third largest wine producer. Victoria includes the cool regions of Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Geelong, made famous mainly by impressive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The more inland Heathcote and Bendigo lead the way for complex and textured, full-bodied reds. Rutherglen’s fortified wines compete among the best on the planet.