Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Vines: Fruit sourced from the 1969 planted Malbec. A straight bottling of Yarra Yering Malbec has happened only three times; in 1978, 2010 and now 2016. The decision was made as a response to warmer vintage conditions ripening Malbec into darker, more brooding fruit profile.
Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present and made to be approachable when young but it will also continue to evolve for a further 5 years under suitable cellaring conditions.
Vintage 2016: 2016 began with a dry winter and spring with an unusually warm October prompting the vines into growth. An early harvest followed with Chardonnay first into the winery closely followed by Pinot noir.
Analysis: 14% alc.