The Jack Rabbit Pinot Noir is dense red in colour, fading to rose pink on the rim. The nose has pronounced Pinot Noir varietal characteristics of ripe blackberry and cherries alongside warm, earthy aromas.
Palate notations feature elegant tar, game and rose petal components. Slight toasty oak, soft but healthy tannins on the length and a pleasant, acidic finish ensure a wine of superior balance and enjoyment.
Jack Rabbit Vineyard Winemaker, Nyall Condon, has a long and exceptional history of excellence in all aspects of vineyard establishment, winery installation and management and of course, winemaking. In 2010,Nyall commissioned the state-of-the-art 200 tonne Leura Park Estate winery where he made Leura Park’s trophy winning wines along side Chief Winemaker,Darren Burke. Nyall also makes the Bellarine Peninsula’s highly awarded Flying Brick Ciders.
Nyall’s approach to winemaking is very much about minimal intervention and retaining the natural characters of each varietal – the fruit is the hero. Creative and thoughtful use of oak is another aspect of Nyall’s winemaking mantra – each year different – to best suit the ‘temperament’ and requirements of the varietal and the varying nature of each vintage. “I see Jack Rabbit wines being ‘honest’ wines–clean,fresh,sophisticated- complex without being too complicated.” “The attraction of cool climate wines for me is the fact that they are slow ripening which facilitates maximum intensity from no set finish. Cool climate wines also tend to inherently have seamless length and velvety tannins, particularly in the reds.”