An outstanding Pinot Noir which is light on it's feet yet has loads of interest and appeal.
From 35 year old Yarra Valley vines (amongst the oldest in Yarra Valley) a complete and multi-layered Pinot, with whole bunch components and careful oak selections. Vibrant in its youth, with deep maroon and purples shining through. A fine example of Pinot Noir showing black cherry, earthy truffle and all-spice. The ripeness of this Pinot shows a slightly herbal edge while having a lovely sweetness of ripe cherry and plums. A velvety tannin structure holds a firmness through the length of the wine. Spice, coffee and an appealing charry character round out this complex wine.
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!