Pierro 2012 Pinot Noir

INTRO

There isn’t a great deal of pinot noir in Margaret River with most vignerons believing that the region is not cold enough for pinot. Mike Peterkin is more than happy to buck any trend and so he and his team put a great deal of effort into making this wine. The 32 year old vines on the estate vineyard are closely-planted and are low on vigour and wonderfully concentrated, especially in yet another terrific vintage like 2012. Meticulous research has enabled Pierro to improve its tannin management in the reds in recent times and this helps produce wines that have fine, ripe, supple tannins. The winemaking itself continues to follow traditional Burgundian methods: the grapes are hand-picked and, with the inclusion of some whole bunches, placed in open fermenters and punched down every four hours during daylight hours. After fermentation, the wine is pressed and run straight into barrel where it spends 12 months in oak before being bottled and then allowed to age 2 years before release. The 2012 Pierro Pinot Noir has delicate red berry aromatics, with bright primary flavours – redcurrant, strawberry, loganberry, cranberry – complexed by briary notes. It’s lightly framed yet with intensity, silky smooth texture and a long, pleasing finish. Traditionally, duck is the perfect accompaniment and a crispy roast duck from your favourite Chinese is hard to beat. The subtlely and finesse of classy veal – a roasted shoulder served with a rich, concentrated jus and heaps of vegetables – would also be a cause of delight.


Technical Data

  • Varietal : Pinot Noir,

  • Brand name : Pierro 2012 Pinot Noir,

  • Liquor style : Red wine,

  • Size : 750ml,

  • Current vintage : 2012,

  • Standard drinks : 7.7,

  • Country : Australia,

  • Region : Margaret River wineries,

  • State : Western Australia,

  • Varieties : Pinot noir,

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