Our introductory Pinot Noir. Sourced from younger vines it is soft and juicy with a lovely mix of elegant fruit, savoury spice and earthy undertones. Supple tannins and velvet like finish
Yarra Valley, Australia
A wet Winter delayed budburst creating a typical cool climate growing season. Vine balance and an even ripening period delivered grapes with exceptional flavour, structure and fineness. So far, 2017 is the best Pinot vintage this decade.
DATE OF HARVEST Early March 2017
VINE AGE Average 25 years
YIELD 3.5 tonnes/acre
METHOD Machine and handpicked
CLONE D clone, MV6
SOIL TYPE Alluvial loam and mudstone clays
CULTIVATION PRACTICES VSP
Bright, red cherry
Intense red cherry and raspberry fruit. Perfumed and ethereal.
A classic Pinot style – lovely cherry and red fruit overlayed with savoury spices. A silky concentration provides richness and length. Beautiful natural balance.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION METHOD Roto and open top fermenters
FERMENTATION TIME 16 days
BARREL ORIGIN French
AGE OF BARREL 3-8 years
TIME IN BARREL 10 Months
YEAST TYPE Wet cultured BGY
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0.27g/L