This elegant small batch wine, is bursting with aromas of dark fruits and spice, the flavours accompanied with the delicate combination of French oak and tannins create a wine that is full of depth that tastefully lingers on the palate. This delicate small batch wine has been gently made with minimal intervention this natural wine making process enhance the Pinot Noir flavour in the wine. The MV6 clone Pinot Noir is regarded as the best clone to make a premium grade Pinot Noir from.
Kelvedon Estate was settled by the Cotton Family in 1829. Jack Cotton is 5th Generation. Kelvedon was traditionally a fine wool sheep and Cattle property with some cropping; in 1998 the family diversified into Viticulture. Initially 1ha of Pinot clones were planted; these vines form the foundation of the very successful Kelvedon Estate Label. Currently 7ha are under production plus 2ha of recently planted Chardonnay vines for Sparkling. The vineyard breakdown is - 4.5ha of Chardonnay / 3.5ha of Pinot / 1ha of Sauvignon Blanc. The bulk of the Chardonnay and Pinot is sold to Bay of Fires; the Chardonnay fruit going into Arras and the Eileen Hardy Chardonnay. For the Cotton Family the venture into Viticulture has been a highly successful and rewarding diversification and blends well with the other enterprises traditionally carried out on the property.