2021 Village Pinot Noir


Our Village family of wines are classic expressions of the varieties that the Yarra Valley does best, letting the bright, vibrant fruit flavours speak for themselves. Vibrancy offered from juicy red fruit notes, leading into a complex of savoury characters. Fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide an elegant structure.

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100% Pinot Noir
Yarra Valley

Tasting Notes

Pale garnet with red hues
A perfume of spiced red berries and a pure core of cherry fruit
A bright and fresh palate full of raspberries and cherries. The finely boned tannin builds an elegant structure, balanced with a succulent acidity


Totally de-stemmed, whole berry ferments. Hand plunged once a day, increasing to twice daily during peak ferment. Gently pressed with final 50-100L/t separated off to avoid hard tannins.

Professional Reviews

This is a quality pinot noir for this price. It’s from a very good year in the Yarra Valley and provides exceptional drinking for this price. Bright cherry notes on the nose with a spicy clove-like character. The palate is medium weight but surprisingly plush. Has that typical pinot bony tannin structure, while the mix of some new and largely older oak sits harmoniously.
Destemmed with 15% new oak; puncheons only. A good start for Brendan Hawker's first vintage as senior winemaker. A medium ruby-crimson red. Brightly fruited with black cherry and plum fruit, together with a little spice. Medium bodied, this well-made wine has good depth, balanced by fine tannins and crunchy acidity.
This is a spicy, herbal Pinot with rhubarb, raspberry and cherry fruit and a cocktail bitters-like vibe. There’s lovely tang to the mid- to full-weight palate. Plush red fruit and muscular tannins lead to a savory finish.
Wearing a £20 price tag, many wines in this position might be tempted to lead with just a little too many ‘fruits of the forest’ flavours coupled with a buoyant, seamless and juicy palate. While this certainly sounds nice, and you will find these flavours on Little Yering below, this is not nearly enough for Village Pinot Noir. This wine assumes that you have moved on from first base in the hunt for wines with more IQ. Gently spiced, with welcome restraint over a surprisingly deep core of red and black cherry fruit, there is energy alongside the lithe framework, which all adds up to an enchanting proposition. It is also drinking exceptionally well. In fact, it ticks every box possible and looks the part, too.