— Hamilton Vineyard
Since Moorak’s inception, there has been a strong focus on Pinot clones. In particular experimentating with each clone’s expression, both aromatically and texturally.
The Hamilton Vineyard, is unique in it’s own right. Located in Dingabledinga (indigenous for Water Everywhere), in Kuitpo, the block was planted in 1997, by David Hamilton. The intention to create one of the few organic blocks in the Kuitpo region. The vineyards practices directly relate to the minimal intervention style of wine-making produced by Moorak.
The distinctive block, rich in character, specifically with the D5V12 Pinot clone planted at the vineyard, created an opportunity to develop a more structurally driven Pinot.
Using 100% whole bunch, with the fruits beautifully lignified stems, that focus on structure, was acheived through its tannin and complexity.