Aromatically full of fragrant dark cherry, forest berry and fresh spice characters, which tie in to a soft silky medium bodied palate with cherry, black berries and well integrated oak. The wine finishes soft with lingering strawberry and red cherry characters.
This is the second label of Killara Estate, a Yarra Valled based producer of top value Pinot Noir.
This 2018 is a darker more seductive Pinot, this wine is deep ruby purple with violet edges. Aromatically full of fragrant dark cherry, f orest berry and fresh spice characters, which tie in to a soft silky medium bodied palate with cherry, black berries and well integrated oak. The wine finishes soft with lingering strawberry and red cherry characters. A great sub-$30 pinot noir.
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!