Lilac perfumed nose, cherry fruits with a pinch of aniseed spice. Black cherry fruits dominate the palate and a pinch of Chinese five spice. A silky elegance combined with a defined tannin structure, both grape and oak tannin to produce a medium-bodied yet powerful style. A Pinot noir that will reward cellaring.
“A beautifully balanced and complete wine to either drink now or cellar so it garners more complexity. The former option is hard to beat, revealing plump plums and black cherries, layers of spice and integrated oak. Precision across the palate, raw silk tannins and a freshness to the acidity ensure there’s a lingering quality.” – Jane Faulkner, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion.
The grapes were hand-picked and chilled overnight. Processing the following day along a fruit sorting table and destemmed gently into our signature small fermenters. Some whole bunches were used to contribute subtle stalk structure and a generous fruit profile. Working of the ferment by gentle hand plunging twice daily contributes to the soft fruit palate along with gentle pressing. Maturation for 10 months in all French barrels with 30% new and the balance older oak.
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia.
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Appearance: Bright crimson
Vines: Fruit for this wine was sourced from the Yarra Yering planting of Pinot Noir, containing some of the oldest vines of their type in the Yarra Valley. A mixed planting of 4 clones was undertaken in 1969, then followed up with replication in 1981 (top of the slope) & 1984 (bottom of the slope).
Cellaring: Pinot noir is such an enjoyable young wine, the 2019 will reward your patience with cellaring for up to 10 years under suitable cellaring conditions.
Analysis: ALC: 13.5%
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