6Ft6 Pinot Noir 2022
$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.
2022 Pinot Noir Tasting Note
This is a graceful and elegant pinot noir, vibrant and easy drinking. Raspberries, strawberries, plums and a hint of spice are the prominent aromatics. The tannins are soft and supple, bringing
roundness on the palate and balance to the fruit weight. A delightful example of a fruit forward pinot noir that will leave you wanting more.
Region: Single Vineyard, Austin’s, Geelong, Victoria.
Winemaker: Dwayne Cunningham
Alc./Vol.: 13 %
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Made to drink and enjoy, we recommend 10 minutes in the fridge before opening on a hot summer day or serve at room temperature all year round. Our top food pairings would be grilled salmon in a Beurre Blanc Sauce with Sweet Potato Chips and a crisp Iceberg salad. A duck salad with rocket and pear is a refreshing change on the classic duck and pinot pairing. A mushroom and thyme pizza is our go-to veg match.
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 2022 growing season threw many challenges (hailstorms, severe rain, earthquake!!). Luckily, we dodged several the major weather events and overall had a successful vintage. Pruning was completed in August and later than usual bud-burst was combined with some extensive rainfall throughout September and October. 2021 had the highest October
rainfall on record, with 118 mls of rain (one single day of 35mls). The weather gods were kind from February onwards, with consistent ripening weather and lovely cool nights to optimize flavour development. The soil retained plenty of moisture from the consistent rain, which facilitated ripening without putting the vines under stress.
Especially good accompanied with raspberries and dark choc!
6Ft6 Pinot Noir 2021
im uselly a vodka drinker but this sold me on red wines
very clean and bright
Wine glasses won on Spin and Win were plastic!