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Our winegrower update – January 30th

Wow, how hot is it at the moment? Thank you global warming and La Nina! The vines are loving it particularly our big reds like Syrah, early ripeness is guaranteed. The only concern is the warm rain that comes with the warm seas from La Nina. We are in for a deluge again this week. As long as its windy after the rain we should be able to ward off any potential botrytis infection. Oh, the highs and lows of grape growing!

On another note we are bottling the first Novum Chardonnay tomorrow. Super exciting. We are happy. It’s good. We did some interesting trials on protein stabilization, with some impressive results, really eye opening for us. More on this later.  We will taste the bottled chardonnay again in a few weeks and see how it is looking and decide on a release date then. Traditionally Chardonnay needs a bit of a rest after bottling to pull itself together... but we will see. Let’s hope for an early release as our home drinking supply of chardonnay is getting low! So, there is a hurry on from my side for sure. If you are into Chardonnay please email me and get on our pre release list. We will supply this list and our Founding Members first.  

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Novum Pinot Noir 2016
95 Points

Beautifully expressive and refined with sleek black cherry and blackberry fruit. It’s rich and seductive but also has freshness and detail. Great structure and harmony too. There’s some black fruit richness but also lovely red fruit crunch. Such a textural wine with real interest and detail, with opulence but also some seriousness.
— Jamie Goode – UK

Novum Pinot Noir 2016
94 points

First release of a brand new wine brand. Quite a rich, flavoursome and oaky red with cigar box, plum, dark berry, anise/spice and liquorice flavours. Weighty, textural wine appealing spicy complexity. Accessible now but should age well.
— Bob Campbell

Novum Pinot Noir 2016
5 Stars

The great value 2016 vintage (5*) was launched in late 2017 under the brand Novum (Latin for ‘new’). Grown exclusively at “hillside organic” sites – including Churton, Yarram and Ashmore/Settlement – it is a deep ruby, highly fragrant red, mouth-filling, savoury and silky-textured, with generous, ripe cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing excellent complexity and harmony. Already delicious, it should be at its best 2019+.
— Michael Cooper