Andrew Guard

2015 Hochkirch, 'Maximus' Pinot Noir

This is the best wine that John can produce each year, some years it is not made. These are the oldest vines and the best barrels. This wine always has a velvety, thick and deep mouthfeel but with outstanding retention of acidity and freshness and a distinctive earthy, sappy complexity which is the terroir. Pure, long and complex this will age well, the wine's terrific stony lift on the finish gives it nice definition. Excellent 

Hochkirch vineyard lies on a north facing slope 250 m. above sea level along an elevated plateau running southwest from Dunkeld at the foot of the Grampians in far south west Victoria. The vines are not irrigated and no synthetic fungicides, pesticides or fertilizers are used; currently the Nagorckas are certified bio-dynamic by Demeter.