Seppelt Drumborg Pinot Noir, Henty
The Seppelt Drumborg range wines are made from fruit sourced exclusively the Drumborg vineyard in the Henty region of Victoria. Planted in 1964 by Karl Seppelt, the cool-climate Drumborg vineyard is one of the southern-most vineyards in mainland Australia.
The Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Noir from Seppelt is made from parcels of Pinot Noir selected for their intensity of flavour and structure. Traditional winemaking techniques are used, followed by maturation in a combination of French oak barriques and puncheons.
Open-fermented, hand-plunged. Bright, clear crimson; this is a beautiful Pinot, with its mouthfeel, balance and length amazing given its lowish alcohol; spiced plum and cherry aromas are mirrored on the supple, silky finish and lingering aftertaste. 96 points, Wine Companion.
HentySituated 300 km west of Melbourne in Southwestern Victoria, Henty was named after the first family to settle in Victoria in the 1800’s. The region was pioneered in 1964 by Karl Seppelt, who recognized that the cool climate was ideal for the production of sparkling and aromatic wines. The Seppelts planted 100 hectares at Drumborg in 1964 and this was followed by Crawford River in 1975. The long, gentle autumn ripening period allows the retention of both acid and aromatics crucial for Henty’s flagship variety, Riesling.