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06. Virgo— 2018 ONANNON Gippsland 'Leongatha' Pinot Noir


A Pinot Noir that demonstrates, through its single vineyard origins, the purity of Virgo. Elegant and thought-provoking, this is an expression deserving of the pedestal to which the virgin aspires. 

The palate shows delicate red cherry and raspberry notes that gain weight and substance, grounded in resin and smoke. Lifted with spice and a keen acid line that extends fruit notes towards a finish that’s buttery, smokey and smooth. 

This wine represents simultaneously the ethereal beauty and fixed nature of Virgo, in one complex, mesmerising drop; an example of diligence and finesse.


Winemaker’s notes

'The wine is a mix of several clones: D5, MV6 and 777. The grapes were destemmed into an open stainless-steel pot and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wine was pressed after two weeks on skins to barrels (30% new) with full solids. It went through malolactic fermentation in the spring. After 12 months in barrel the wine was blended into tank where it sat for two months on fine lees. It was given a light filtration and bottled in August 2019.'


Virgo Season - August 24 to September 23

Ruler | Mercury - Element | Earth - Quality | Mutable


Virgo, the perfectionist.

You are delicate. Intelligent and poised. You are defined by your contribution, by your acts of service. Efficient, accurate, considered. Light, beautiful, impossible and unattainable.

Personified by the virgin goddess of agriculture your fixed, earthy nature likes to have its feet firmly planted on the ground. You like life to go as expected, or rather, as you have planned. You respect methodology and hard work. Recognising that consistency and diligence are the keys to success.

Your practical nature and intelligent mind can make relationships difficult to navigate. You don’t register emotion on a primal level as others do, you are governed by the mind. Rational. Intolerant of messy, unpredictable affairs. Instead, you crave romance as an ideal in its purest form. There is a difficult polarity in this; your level head in impasse with your idealistic heart. Practicality pushes, while romanticism pulls and the outcome is often to abstain entirely, hence the virginal connotations. Love will always be a challenge for the perfectionist. 

You are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. However, its influence is internal. You channel information like no other, with discreet selectivity. 

Meticulous. You are the aficionado of process with an incredible gift of bringing order out of chaos, illustrating the beauty and perfection you so desire. You live in a material world. 

In your quest for idealism you can be critical of yourself and others. Constant judgement can be both exhaustive and destructive. You are prone to worry and dissatisfaction as your expectations are always high. 

Your soul’s purpose is to help; to assist on a practical level. You are a kind, committed supporter who draws on your clever resourcefulness to solve the problems of those around you. You smooth the edges of the mess which is life.