A highly perfumed aroma of violets, the fruit profile of vibrant red and dark cherries. A hint of stalk heightens the spice element sitting in the medium weighted silky characteristic of Pinot noir. A very refreshing elegant fruit palate. Some stalk tannin and minimal new oak (20%) offer background structure and support the fruit.
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.
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 entirely 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.