Gippsland - Victoria

Proprietor: Neil Prentice
Year of Establishment: 1991
Size of Estate: Small but not too small
 

Website: www.moondarra.com.au

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Moondarra was planted on our family farm in 1991. Quite simply I wanted to grow great pinot noir, close planted and dry-grown.

 

Our vineyard has always been biodynamic, our wines have always been unfined and unfiltered.


 

VINES

Moondarra

Size
Small
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Volcanic spud soil
Varieties planted
Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Picolit, Friulano, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco AND Sexually reproduced seedlings of Picolit crossed with Friulano, Chardonnay, Grigio and Bianco.
Training system
Arched cane
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, green manure, mulch and humus
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur, milk products plus biological preparations.
Weed control
Silly slasher
When was it converted to natural farming
From commencement in 1991

 

Holly's Garden

Size
Bigger than Moondarra
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Volcanic basalt
Varieties planted
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Friulano
Training system
Arched cane
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, green manure, mulch and humus
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur
Weed control
None
When was it converted to natural farming
1997

 

 
 

Wines

Moondarra Paradise Garage Nebbiolo

2014
Variety
Nebbiolo
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Primavera
Days of skin contact
120 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
120 days in barriques
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
<20ppm

Moondarra Conception Pinot Noir

2013
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Moondarra
Days of skin contact
14 days, pre ferment
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
22 months in barriques
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
<20ppm

Holly's Garden UberBrut

NV
Variety/ies
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Holly's Garden
Days of skin contact
None
Filtered
Cross filtered
Fined
No
Elevage
Solera of 500 liter Puncheons
Selected Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Zero - No added sulphur

Moondarra Studebaker Pinot Noir

2014
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Moondarra
Days of skin contact
Pre ferment - 2 weeks
Filtered
No.
Fined
No.
Elevage
10 months in barriques
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
less than 20 ppm