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Mondillo Pinot Noir 2019

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby in colour with aromas of cherry and plum, creamy flavours of dark cherry with a savoury spicy complexity and a smooth velvety richness.

Winery: Mondillo
Varietal: Pinot Noir
SKU: MONPIN2019 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Mondillo Pinot Noir 2019

$49.99

Awards/Reviews

95 pts Bob Campbell MW
Consistently top Bendigo pinot noir with intense, ripe plum, dark cherry, cassis flavours plus a seasoning of spice. A vibrant, high-energy wine that can be enjoyed now but will develop well with a little bottle age.

Mondillo Vineyards is one of The Real Review Top Wineries of New Zealand 2024.”Please accept our hearty congratulations! Your winery is in exalted company as one of the best wineries in the country—a rarefied and high-achieving group. It takes a lot of hard work, talent, dedication and inspiration to get to where you are today.’ Bob Campbell MW May 2024

95 pts Cameron Douglas MS
Fabulous colour and bouquet, varietal, youthful, packed with pinosity showcasing aromas of black cherry and black currant, sweet fresh farmers market raspberries, dark roses, new barrel smoke and spices. On the palate – complex, very youthful and delicious with primary fruit flavours that reflect the bouquet, firm tannins and abundant acidity. A wine that simply needs time in your cellar to relax, integrate and develop. Best drinking from late 2023 through 2030+.

Winemaker Notes

Mondillo Vineyards is audited and accredited with Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ), a wine industry initiative programme, established in 1994, and directed through New Zealand Winegrowers. Aside from growing demand with both the consumer and trade for environmentally friendly products, Domenic Mondillo is a passionate believer in the SWNZ programme and was one of the founding vineyard members in Central Otago.

Domenic selected the sub-region of Bendigo after years of vineyard development throughout Central Otago, being the warmest site in the coolest region. Located at 45 degrees South, Bendigo has an average of 1200 grow-degree-days (GDD), just what Pinot Noir enjoys!

Mondillo Vineyard occupies a set of alluvial terraces and stream fans that overlie schist bedrock. Present landforms are a snapshot of the ever-changing terrains associated with the many phases of glacial advances and retreats that have impacted on the Upper Clutha Valley during the current ice age (last 2.6 million years). In this time, several glaciers have overridden the site to terminate close to Cromwell, while younger and smaller events merely produced valley-wide alluvial infill in the vicinity of Bendigo.

Mondillo vineyard comprises of three terraces of sandy, silty loam over alluvial gravels that ensures exceptional drainage, warmer profiles and adds minerality to our wines.

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