Brown-Magpie-Single-Vineyard-Pinot-Noir-2014
Brown-Magpie-Single-Vineyard-Pinot-Noir-2014

Brown Magpie Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Pinot Noir

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Brown Magpie Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Brown Magpie

Country: Australia

Region: Geelong

Vintage: 2014

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 12.0%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2026


A classy, gentle, medium-bodied wine that draws you in with its complexity and harmony. Beautiful, satisfying and measured - Toni Paterson MW

Brown Magpie is situated in Modewarre, near Geelong, which is in the hinterland of the Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Road. The vineyard was planted in 2001 and 2002 and is predominantly pinot noir (4ha), pinot gris (2.4ha) and shiraz (2.4ha). The 2014 Brown Magpie Single Vineyard Pinot Noir was sourced from 12 different blocks and small batch open-fermented with 25% whole bunches.

"Lots of herbal, stemmy whole-bunch aromas here, which have the effect of rendering the texture silky-soft and delicious on the tongue. Very good."  Huon Hooke

Expert reviews

"Lots of herbal, stemmy whole-bunch aromas here, which have the effect of rendering the texture silky-soft and delicious on the tongue. Very good. Drink: 2016-2026."  Huon Hooke, The Real Review - 94 points

"This is a classy, gentle, medium-bodied wine that draws you in with its complexity and harmony. When first poured, it displays bright pimento aromas, but after a short time in the glass the succulent red fruit grows and expands. The acidity adds a refreshing tone to the palate though is not the slightest bit sour or dominating. The whole bunch fermentation element, 25% , has been perfectly-judged. A beautiful, satisfying and measured wine. Drink: 2017–2020."  Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review - 92 points

About the winery

Brown Magpie

Shane and Loretta Breheny's 20ha property is situated in Modewarre, near Geelong. The property has nine hectares of grapevines situated predominantly on a gentle, north-facing slope, with cypress trees on the western and southern borders providing protection against the wind. The vines were planted in 2001 and 2002 and are predominantly pinot noir (4ha), pinot gris (2.4ha) and shiraz (2.4ha).  There are also some small patches of Chardonnay and Sauvignon (0.1ha each). Viticulture is Loretta's love; winemaking is Shane's. The Brown Magpie name comes from the rare brown and white magpies that live on the site.

The maritime-influenced cool climate region where the Brown Magpie vineyard is located has influenced the decisions on grapevine variety selection. The soils and soil structure are similar to other premium grape growing regions around the world. Under a thin layer of sandy loam there are layers of different types of clay, eventually leading to estuary marl, then limestone.

Wine region map of Victoria

Victoria

Victoria is home to more than 800 wineries across 21 wine regions. The regions are Alpine Valley, Beechworth, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, Glenrowan, Goulburn Valley, Grampians, Heathcote, Henty, King Valley, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Murray Darling, Pyrenees, Rutherglen, Strathbogie Ranges, Sunbury, Swan Hill, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley.

Victoria's first vines were planted at Yering in the Yarra Valley in 1838. By 1868 over 3,000 acres had been planted in Victoria, establishing Victoria as the premier wine State of the day. Today, the original vineyards planted at Best's Wines are among the oldest and rarest pre-phylloxera plantings in the world.

Victoria's climate varies from hot and dry in the north to cool in the south and each wine region specialises in different varietals. For example, Rutherglen in the north is famous for its opulent Muscats and Topaque and bold reds, while the many cooler climate regions near Melbourne produce world class Chardonnay and pinot Noir. Victoria is truly a wine lover's playground.