6Ft6 Pinot Noir 2021
$25.00 – $150.00
“You can’t please everyone, you’re not this pinot noir”
Attractive notes of ripe berry fruit, fresh cherries and hint of spiced plum. Slightly earthy and perfectly balanced, this pinot noir is a vibrant and easy-drinking drop.
“Being in sixth place, it feels like high school all over again”
Say hello to our bestselling wine AND the sixth-highest* selling Victorian pinot noir. It feels good, because it means we are — wait for it — popular. *flicks hair* That’s a feeling our sixth-place getting high school selves really appreciate.
So when you choose this versatile pinot noir, you know you are totally in with the cool crowd. The ones who snuck behind the shelter sheds for a bit o’ nonsense.
And more importantly, you’re gonna enjoy a top quality, yet well priced, smooth-drinking pinot noir that pairs beautifully with most dishes, especially anything mushroomy or cheesy.
*Aztec data August 2020
Ps. Want more pinot noir wisdom? Read this blog on everything you need to know about pinot noir.
Why is 6Ft6 the crowd favourite?
The DMAC effect
Our winemaker, Dwayne (aka DMAC), is one helluva fusspot when it comes to quality, and it totally shows. We won’t get too technical, but Dwayne has a persnickety way of wanting things [just so]. And you know what? You can’t argue with results. Every business needs a stickler for quality like DMAC and we adore his attention to detail that makes our wines oh-so amazing.
We Aussies have a long-held tradition of taking inspiration from global trends and then beating them at their own game. And it’s the same with our pinot noir. We take a variety of clones from Europe and Central America and ensure our own skillfully blended, easy-drinking well-balanced pinot noirs that make the world take notice.
(Terroir means soil, topography, and climate — fancy.) For farmers, the land is life, and we hit the jackpot with our vineyard in Geelong. We combine this impeccable fruit from the Strathbogie region to give us a great consistency of flavour. This means that you can be confident in the flavours to expect from us, year after year.
For us, wine is about enjoyment — sharing a glass or two to connect with your special humans, and spoil yourself. Whether you are relaxing after a long day or partying with friends, we have the wine to match. We’re not about being snooty, inaccessible or using confusing language. We’re just an everyday farming family, making great wine and enjoying a few laughs along the way. Cheers to that, hey?
Vegans, raise your glasses, because all of the 6Ft6 range is vegan, i.e. it’s c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y free of animal products. You’d think wine, being made from grapes, is always vegan — but not so. Learn more about it here, on this creatively titled article ‘Is all wine vegan friendly?’
We want to care for this planet — it’s the only one with wine! Sustainability has been at the forefront of our business since we started in 1982. Working daily on the land, we see first-hand the effects of climate change, and it’s devastating. We continually make improvements to ensure our footprint is kept to a minimum by:
- replanting trees on our property—we have planted over 10,000 trees since 1990
- using 100% recyclable packaging, which means our cartons are a little bit fugly but a lot more sustainable
- investing heavily in irrigation systems and vineyard treatments such as straw and natural soils to reduce unnecessary water usage
So, when you buy from us, you buy a wine that’s as good for the planet as possible.
2021 Pinot Noir Tasting Note
A graceful and elegant cool climate pinot noir, offering something perfect for all occasions. Raspberries, strawberries, and plums are seen aromatically, along with a hint of spice on the nose. The tannins are soft and supple, adding roundness and supporting the fruit weight. This is a delightful, easy drinking, cool climate pinot that shows purity of fruit and will keep you wanting more.
Region: Geelong/ Central Victoria
Winemaker: Dwayne Cunningham
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This is our ‘year round red’ — perfect in winter over burgers, fries and a dash of awesome company. On the other hand, if the day is super hot, serve it slightly chilled. Perfectly balanced with hints of cherries and ripe raspberry, this pinot perfectly pairs wonderfully with the rich, saltiness of charcuterie.
Our go-to for summer pairing is prosciutto and melon, just like they do in Rome.
Pick of the bunch: Compte, Brie, Camembert
Vegan pick: The Vegan Dairy, Red Bell Pepper
The Moorabool Valley is continental in nature, close to the Southern Ocean and dry in summer. This unique cool climate gives our wines full ripeness and beautiful finesse. We have 90 acres of pinot noir which include seven different pinot noir clones, each bringing a unique flavour. When combined, they produce a well-rounded wine with great depth of flavour, good structure, balance and aromatic richness.
The 2021 vintage will be remembered for creating wines with impressive depth of flavour and richness. The season began with good rainfall over winter that continued throughout the growing season. Some intense winds during flowering affected bunch numbers, but the fruit set was quite consistent. 50 millimetres of rain in early January is quite unusual for Geelong, and led to some pressure on the vines. However, the remainder of January through to picking showed optimal temperatures, with minimal rain for ultimate slow ripening and flavour development.
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A delicious light , well balanced pinot, but at 13.5%,not too light..
Classic pinot nose, easy on the front palate with dark red fruit on the back palate. A very easy wine to drink, a very difficult wine to put the lid back on for tomorrow.
I’m relatively new to Pinot Noir, but I’ve tried quite a few in recent months.
None come close to 6Ft6. It’s light fruity and delicious, we can’t get enough of it, especially with warmer weather on the horizon and Shiraz consumption tapering off for a while. 6Ft6 Pinot Noir goes well with just about anything from pizza to pasta or an nice lamb curry and especially a cheese board.
This will be my go to Pinot Noir from now on.
We really enjoy the 6’6 Pinot.
This one is really soft and light…will be perfect for warmer Pinot weather.
If we can we will save a few..☺️