Wine of the week: 2016 Dirty Three South Gippsland Pinot Noir

While husband-and-wife duo, Marcus Satchell and Lisa Sartori released this gem earlier in the year, we’ve noticed that it is now fitting well into its own skin and thus, primed for immediate enjoyment.

Blending grapes from Holgates Road, Berrys Creek and Tilsons Vineyard in Leongatha; it’s a ripe and medium-weighted expression containing quite a dark core of forest fruit, full of bramble and earth. The oak and grape-derived structure, which is just starting to open up, offers plenty of approachability and makes us very excited for the imminent release of some new single vineyard bottlings. As a side note, be sure to pop into Dirty Three’s recently opened cellar door if you’re passing through Inverloch.

Gippsland, $35
Available all stores

Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior