Owner(s) Neil Prentice
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In 1991 Neil Prentice and family established their Moondarra Vineyard in Gippsland, planted to 11 low-yielding clones of pinot noir. The vines are not irrigated, and vineyard management is predicated on the minimum use of any sprays with the aim of ultimately moving to Biodynamic/Pagan farming methods. The winemaking techniques are strongly influenced by the practices of controversial Lebanese-born Burgundy consultant Guy Accad, with ten days pre-fermentation maceration and whole bunches added prior to fermentation. The wines are distributed in Melbourne and Sydney by Select Vineyards.

Reviewed Wines

2003 Moondarra Conception Pinot Noir

12.5% alc.. · A bigger-styled Pinot Noir with tart black cherry and mineral flavors leading to a mouth-coating and extended finish. Lively acidity. Reviewed June 17, 2007 ARTICLE »

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