Part sourced from the oldest Pinot vines in the Yarra Valley (planted in 1969). "It has no need to advertise its quality or style as it glides through the length of the medium-bodied palate." 97pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
Part sourced from the oldest Pinot vines in the Yarra Valley (planted in 1969).
"Hand-picked, chilled, destemmed into the Yarra Yering half-tonne 'tea-chest' small fermenters with some stalks added back, hand-plunged twice daily, matured in French oak (30% new) for 10 months. A Winston Churchill figure in Yarra Valley's pinot noirs, standing higher than all others. It has layer upon layer of flavours derived from the fruit, unique fermentation, tannins, oak, and X-factor from vines nearing 50yo. It has no need to advertise its quality or style as it glides through the length of the medium-bodied palate." 97pts - 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!