One of the best value Yarra Valley Pinot Noirs available.
30% whole bunch, with the balance of fruit fully destemmed. Open pot fermented with daily hand plunging. After cold soaking for a couple of days the fermentation started naturally. On completion the wine was pressed to French oak barriques (20% of which were new), where it was aged for 10 months prior to bottling.
A savoury pinot, with woodsy trufffled scents, melded to mouth filling sour cherry flavours.
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!