2015 PINOT NOIR

$100.00

Bright red cherry perfume with aniseed sweet spices. A medium-bodied yet powerful style featuring a bright cherry ripe velvety palate layered with spices and smoky tannins. Elegance combines with concentration, showing the characteristic of this individual site and featuring crisp natural acidity.

97 Points (2018 Halliday Wine Companion)

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Aroma: Bright red cherry perfume with aniseed sweet spices.

Palate: A medium-bodied yet powerful style featuring a bright cherry ripe velvety palate layered with spices and smoky tannins.

The hand-picked fruit was gently destemmed directly to fermenters to retain as many whole berries as possible. A variety of techniques were employed to build perfume and complexity. Some with 20% whole bunches and some with stalks to contribute subtle structure. Aged for 9 months in French oak, 30% new with the balance 1, 2 and 3 year old. This was bottles early to capture perfume and brightness.

Varietals: Pinot Noir

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

Vines: A mixed planting of 4 clones was undertaken in 1969, then repeated in 1981 this time being close planted and again in 1984.

Cellaring: Will continue to evolve for 8+ years under suitable cellaring conditions.

Analysis: 13.5 % ALC

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