Provenance Henty Pinot Noir 2018

  • A complex, medium-bodied, incredibly complex Pinot Noir.
  • Opulently textured with beautiful acid running through
  • Will mature beautifully over the years
  • 1 or more bottles
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  • James Halliday'
    95 points
  • Campbell Mattin
    93+ points

Editors notes

This wine displays fruit aromas of black cherry, sage and blueberries. A dusting of clove-like oak completes the bouquet.

With flavours true to the promised aromas, a highlight of this wine is its graceful core weight that carries from start throughout the long finish. Chalky texture provided by the natural tannin acid structure of the fruit, ensures a savoury balance matched to sweet fruited Pinot Noir character.


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Earthy
    • Herbal
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cedar
    • Red Cherry
    • Strawberry

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Game
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • James Halliday's Wine Companion

    ""Hand-picked fruit, 5 days' cold soak, wild-yeast open-top fermentation, 14 days on skins, mlf, 10 months in French oak barriques (33% new). Winemaker Scott Ireland's signature aromatics are all over this impressive youngster, with wild herbs, potpourri, violets, earth and, yes, red berries – alive and vibrant. Fills the mouth with flavour and doesn't let go. Beauty, form and persistence.""
  • Campbell Mattinson

    ""This is a bloody good wine. So complex, so silken, so interesting. It brings round after round of undergrowth, leaf, ripe red/black cherry, smoked meat and more. It has tannin, integrated. And yet a real juiciness to the finish. The main take-home here though is the wine’s complexity. It has so much going on.""

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Historically, Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria (in the 1800s) and in more recent times has undergone somewhat of a renaissance. In the last few decades, winemakers have been rediscovering the rich soils and a climate that is somewhere (some say halfway) between France's Bordeaux and Burgundy regions.

The region is known for boutique, family owned winegrowers producing quality hand crafted wines, more so than any bigger winery operations. Varietally speaking, Geelong is renowned for its superior Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Whilst these 3 are the staple of most winegrowers and makers, the more adventurous have been known to grow and make Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Merlot and even some of the more left-field types like Primitivo, Gamay, Carmenere and Langrein.

About the brand Provenance

The match of grape variety to country/site/terroir is key to making great wine. We have searched the country of south-west Victoria, seeking vineyards of great provenance that meet this principle. Our aim is simple: make great wines that display the fruit quality of these special vineyards, wines with beautiful natural flavour and inherent balance.

Whether you are a Geelong local or travelling to the Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast or Great Ocean Road, you’ll enjoy a warm welcome at our heritage listed cellar door.

Taste wines from our Geelong, Ballarat, and Henty region vineyards. Eat from our ‘locally inspired’ kitchen or join one of our regular events. Whatever your reason, come and experience fine regional wine and delicious food, in a relaxed, authentic setting.

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