Beautiful primary cherry fruit lift and pretty violets. Highly aromatic with some oak adding vanilla and spice. An elegant and silky fruit profile, cherry-berry fruits explode once the wine hits the palate. Some graphite and oak spice bring structure to the finish.
“Fruit from original 1969 plantings. Destemmed, whole berries into 600kg fermenters with some stalks. Matured in French oak, 40% new, for 10 months. This is all about refinement, and in a way, it has a deceptive gentleness, as the flavours are subtle, the oak has meshed into the body of the wine and the silky tannins weave across the palate. Arguably the finest Carrodus pinot to date.” – Jane Faulkner, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Vines: A small bottling of the original Pinot noir vines planted in 1969.
Cellaring: So easy to drink in its youth and will evolve for a further 15 years under suitable cellaring conditions.
Analysis: 14% Alc.
Hand harvested and destemmed without crushing to retain whole berries in 600kg small fermenters. Some stalks returned to bring lift and structure. Hand plunged twice daily for gentle extraction before gentle pressing. Maturation in French oak barrels, 40% new for 10 months.
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