Konpira Maru - Over and Over Pinot Noir (2020)

Konpira Maru - Over and Over Pinot Noir (2020)

Over & Over signifies the ability to break with the past, transcend expectation and convention, to redefine yourself, and to be thoroughly awesome all at the same time.

All that said, this Pinot is nothing like that! It's just a delicious drop from the Quarry Ridge Vineyard. Picked on the 19th of April and fermented in Konpira HQ after soaking on skins at 4C for 4 days with two light daily plunges. As normal, the ferment achieved a low level of volatility during the initial stages which was transformed/integrated during peak ferment activity leading to a pinot of layers and a beautiful forest funk.

2492 bottles made 

Konpira Maru started, as many great ideas do, as an idea born from two mates having a beer at the pub.

Working in the retail, production and education sectors of the wine industry for many years, we were searching for our own creative outlet. Sharing similar viticultural, winemaking and beer-drinking values, we set out on our vinous journey and from these humble beginnings, produced the first vintage in 2014, which resulted in just 600 bottles.

We set out to make interesting wines with minimal intervention and maximum care. Wines that were full of character, with a focus on affordability and a high-drinkability factor.

Our goal was simple – to produce wines we wanted to drink and to inject a little fun into an industry often accused of taking itself too seriously.

Now we make wine from the South Burnett and Granite Belt regions in Queensland as well as Kilmore in Victoria, with the help of our crew of amazing growers. In 2016, we took on our own Whitlands vineyard,  sitting high above the King Valley. Here we farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris organically on beautiful red soil, surrounded by stunning sub-alpine Eucalypt forest. A magic part of the world.

We hope you love ‘em as much as we do.

Aromatics of rose petal, roadside forest berries (cheers Jordy Kay for this one), and ripe mandarin flesh. Palate is a beauty with green almond, green peppercorn, slight salted caramel fudge and a splash of Big M iced coffee (drunk when dehydrated). Lovely tannin, underlying berry flavours and a heap of spice.

Fatty Fish, Roasted Chicken, Tomato based pasta dishes

About the Winemaker

Konpira Maru started, as many great ideas do, as an idea born from two mates having a beer at the pub.

Working in the retail, production and education sectors of the wine industry for many years, we were searching for our own creative outlet. Sharing similar viticultural, winemaking and beer-drinking values, we set out on our vinous journey and from these humble beginnings, produced the first vintage in 2014, which resulted in just 600 bottles.

We set out to make interesting wines with minimal intervention and maximum care. Wines that were full of character, with a focus on affordability and a high-drinkability factor.

Our goal was simple – to produce wines we wanted to drink and to inject a little fun into an industry often accused of taking itself too seriously.

Now we make wine from the South Burnett and Granite Belt regions in Queensland as well as Kilmore in Victoria, with the help of our crew of amazing growers. In 2016, we took on our own Whitlands vineyard,  sitting high above the King Valley. Here we farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris organically on beautiful red soil, surrounded by stunning sub-alpine Eucalypt forest. A magic part of the world.

We hope you love ‘em as much as we do.

Tasting Notes

Aromatics of rose petal, roadside forest berries (cheers Jordy Kay for this one), and ripe mandarin flesh. Palate is a beauty with green almond, green peppercorn, slight salted caramel fudge and a splash of Big M iced coffee (drunk when dehydrated). Lovely tannin, underlying berry flavours and a heap of spice.

Pairings 

Fatty Fish, Roasted Chicken, Tomato based pasta dishes