Opening with complex with bright red strawberries, savoury forest floor, fragrant spice and oak toast. Silky and ethereal with beautiful shape, flow and balance. There is great purity and elegance in the delicate, red and black berry fruits that are supported by florals and briar spice. The finish is long and memorable.
T A S T I N G N O T E S
COLOUR Bright cherry red.
NOSE Intense perfume of blue flower and grains of paradise spice.
PALATE Intense red and black cherry fruit intertwined with savoury spice. Silky, fined grained tannins compliment the elegance and prettiness of this pristine Pinot Noir. Power and beauty, complex and ethereal, characteristics only seen in exceptional vintages.
CELLAR Now – 2028
V I N T A G E
2017 was an exceptional year. A classic Yarra Valley growing season, a wet spring followed by moderate daily temperatures and cool nights. Perfectly bal- anced vines allowed the grapes to ripen in optimal conditions. In these years, the pristine fruit flavours combined with intensity and power give the wine bal- ance and longevity.
W I N E M A K I N G
Handpicked and destemmed, the must was cold-soaked for 5 days prior to fermentation. Hand plunged twice daily then gently pressed to puncheons. The barrel selection is critical in these elegant years.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION METHOD 5 tonne open fermenter
FERMENTATION TIME 10 days
SKIN CONTACT TIME 10 days
BARREL ORIGIN French 500L
BARREL AGE 23% new
TIME IN BARREL 11 months 4 days
YEAST TYPE RC212
V I T I C U L T U R E
REGION Yarra Valley
DATE OF HARVEST Early March
VINE AGE 25 years average
YIELD 1.9 tonnes/acre
SOIL TYPE Alluvial loams and mudstone clays
CULTIVATION PRACTICES Vertical Shoot Positioning
- 92/100 Points by NICK BUTLER – THE REAL REVIEW: Dark red cherry colour, youthful and bright. Concentrated bouquet with loads of charm – black cherries, dark spices, toasty oak. The palate is supple and accessible, even a little sweet-fruited, tempered by tannins and acidity that drive its length. Excellent winemaking.
- SILVER AWARD at LANGTON’S YARRA VALLEY WINE SHOW 2019