"The highest of the Upper Yarra Valley vineyards, I10V1 clone, fermented in French puncheons (20% new), matured for 10 months. Apple and peach blossom aromas, and a very long and intense palate....." 96pts James Halliday
100% fruit sourced from the 22yr old Wombat Creek vineyard, the highest altitude vineyard in the Yarra Valley.
"The highest of the Upper Yarra Valley vineyards, I10V1 clone, fermented in French puncheons (20% new), matured for 10 months. Apple and peach blossom aromas, and a very long and intense palate. A most attractive contrast of white peach and grapefruit and a cleansing finish." 96pts James Halliday- Wine Companion
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!