2018 Single Vineyard Laura Barnes Pinot Noir

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A special parcel of Pinot from the esteemed Laura Barnes site. This release marks the first single vineyard Pinot from this site since 2001. Laura Barnes was the first Yarra Valley vineyard bought by the proprietors of Yering Station, the Rathbone family, named after their adored grandmother. Laura Barnes wines are true to their terroir, demonstrating intensity of flavour and specific site advantage.

Dark fruits of cherry, plum and blackberry interwoven with five spice, cardamom, herbs and star anise. All supported by velvet-like tannins.

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Viticulture

100% Pinot Noir
2018
Yarra Valley
A solid growing season in the Yarra Valley. Conditions encouraged very even fruit sets, resulting in big and strong canopies. Resulting wines are full of flavour, complexity and impeccable balance.

Tasting Notes

Bright garnet red
Geralton wax, charcuterie, cherries and forest fruits
Dark fruits of cherry, plum and blackberry interwoven with five spice, cardamom, herbs and star anise. All supported by velvet-like tannins.

Winemaking

13.50%
750ml
3.62
Hand picked and de-steemed, whole berries were cold soaked for 4 days prior to inoculation. Fermented in open top fermenters, hand plunged twice daily then pressed to barrel. Matured in French oak for 11 months.

Professional Reviews

94
Mellow, satiny pinot noir of general deliciousness and ease of drinking. Has this sleek feel to tannin, good inward concentration of mixed red berry fruitiness, some nougat-like oak character and a good dusting of sweet spice. Feels very polished and elegant. Pedigree pinot noir.