"60% pinot noir, all destemmed and 40% syrah with 25% whole bunches, fermented separately. This is just right.” 93 points, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion
“60% pinot noir, all destemmed and 40% syrah with 25% whole bunches, fermented separately. It's part of the light dry red movement in the Yarra. This is just right. Savoury yet juicy, light and bright with enough textural tannins and lively acidity to go another round. Or three.” 93 points, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion
“Blend of pinot noir and syrah from the Upper Yarra. It’s a lightweight wine with a heap of personality. It presents a meaty version of the red cherry-and-cranberry style, the acids sitting high in a refreshing/more-ish way and the twig/spice notes flying in all directions. There’s a smoke note here, a roasted character, in the context of refreshment. It works for me.” 91 points, Campbell Mattinson, WineFront
“Medium ruby-red colour, crystal clear and bright. Red cherries, bracken and oyster-shell aromas. Red berries, cinnamon and pepper-spice roll across the palate. A lithe and vibrant palate with good length and drive. A drink-now style that offers a lot of character and value.“ 91 points, Stuart Knox, The Real Review
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!