Mondillo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

16-Aug-2012
Domenic and Ally Mondillo's 12 ha vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago is proving to be a particularly favoured one. From the first vintage in 2004, the wines have displayed a remarkable consistency of character and quality, despite the different vintages. Although there are variations due to vintage (click here to read my Blog article with Domenic's recent visit to Wellington), and a separation of style to ‘feminine' and ‘masculine', I see the similarities more of a feature. The Pinot Noir wines all share a deliciously rich, dark berry and cherry fruited profile with vibrant, lively fruit and a tannin structure that makes the wines a little more accessible than many from neighbouring sites. The vineyard is tended with TLC by Domenic and the winemaking is similarly handled by Central Otago legend Rudi Bauer of Quartz Reef. Domenic promised to send me his 2011 vintage Pinot Noir for an initial appraisal. Here is my review. www.mondillo.com

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