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Dilworth & Allain Doug's Vineyard Pinot Noir - Macedon Ranges

Dilworth & Allain Doug's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 - Macedon Ranges

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Dilworth & Allain
Region: Victoria
Alc: 12.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

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$48.60: as part of any six
$54.00: single bottle
$583.20: per case of 12

Doug's vineyard sits at 540 m elevation, only 1km away from Cope Williams Vineyard as the crow flies. It was planted in 2001 to a mix of clones predominantly MV6 along with 114 and 115. Planted on a hill with a North East orientation the soil is volcanic, rocky red basalt.

In the summer of 2016 our friend Josh Cooper introduced us to Doug Newnham who was looking for someone to help tend to his 7 acre vineyard. This opportunity has allowed us to develop a relationship with Doug and work with a beautiful established vineyard.

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95 POINTS
The Wine Front
We know Doug’s Vineyard from a few successful outings from Joshua Cooper too. These gently made wines have turned my head a few times. This is a very fine-boned release here. Light and lithe but with serious architecture, this is a very serious release and one of great understatement yet satisfaction in that. Lean, cherry scents and flavours, some sweet earthiness, mixed dried herb notes, a sooty sort of profile to the sheets of very fine tannin. Indeed, tannin is superb, long, tightly wound, keeping the wine very sleek and precise. Very satisfying. Take your time, enjoy the fine detail.

Mike Bennie


Producers notes

Chris Dilworth and Loique Allain have created a small negociant business. We currently work with three different vineyards in the Macedon Ranges, two of these we work in ourselves, making approximately 350-400 doz per year.
We moved to Hepburn in the beginning of 2017 and have always felt a strong connection to this region having visited for more than 10 years. We admire the fact that it is one of Australia's true cool climates with a huge amount of potential.
 
Chris was born into the world of hospitality, growing up in his parent’s restaurant in Sydney. At the age of 9 his family relocated to a farm in Belford, which is located in the Hunter Valley where his parent’s grew citrus and stone fruit with a small 1 acre plot of Shiraz and Muscat. His first job out of high school was where he first discovered fine wine, at Robert’s restaurant in Pokolbin. This along with stints at restaurants in Sydney, London and Melbourne provoked him to seek out and learn more about the production side of things.

Chris had his first vintage experience in 2007 and the following year he started a Viticulture and Winemaking degree at the University of Adelaide which he finished in 2011. Throughout his studies Chris worked for Dean Hewitson in the Barossa Valley. Following this he has worked for Castello dei Rampolla in Tuscany, Dominique Lafon in both the Macon and Meursault and Morilla Estate in Tasmania, along with vintage experiences in the Mornigton Peninsula and Adelaide Hills.

Loique grew up in the Adelaide Hills before her family moved to Victor Harbor as a young teen. Loique is an artist, primarily focusing on printmaking she completed her Honors in Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania in 2015. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Adelaide. Her parents are also artist’s and have a strong commitment and focus on working with Australian Indigenous artist’s, which has been influential to Loique’s lived and working experiences.

 

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