A number of small fermenters with varying percentages of whole bunch from none to 100% to add layers and lift. Hand plunged and gently pressed before gravity filling to barrels for Malolactic fermentation in the underground cellar.
A highly perfumed aroma of rose petals and violets, the fruit profile red raspberry and red cherry. A lift of stalk heightens the spice element. Vibrant red fruits dominate with red raspberry leading the energetic charge, bright acidity brings a very refreshing elegant fruit palate. Some stalk tannin and minimal new oak (20%) offer background structure.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Yarra Valley
Vineyard:Warramate, elevation 160 to 180 metres
Soil:Silty clay loam over yellow clay
Vines: The 5 acre plot of Pinot noir was planted in 2000 it is 100% MV6 clone. These vines benefit from the sheltering effects of aspect & bordering windbreaks. The vines are generally spared over-exposure to hot northerly winds & late-afternoon sun in summer which aids in the development & accumulation of delicate, perfumed fruit characteristics. All Warramate vines are farmed without irrigation.
Cellaring:An elegant and intensely perfumed Pinot Noir made to be enjoyed while young and bright. It will continue to evolve for up to 5 years.