Bright crimson. Primary cherry fruit lift and pretty violets. Highly aromatic with some oak adding vanilla and spice. An elegant and silky fruit profile, cherry-soft, the palate is silky, seamless and expansive. Some graphite and oak spice bring structure to the finish.
Hand harvested and destemmed without crushing to retain as many whole berries as possible into the Yarra Yering 600kg small fermenters. Some stalks returned to bring lift and structure, as Dr Carrodus used to do. Hand plunged twice daily for gentle extraction before gentle pressing. Maturation in small French oak barrels, 40% new for 10 months.
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: 13% Alc.
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