Pinot Noir 2016

Region: Yea Valley, Victoria
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2018 - 2023

The aroma is enticing with intense plum, cherry and strawberry fruit with a hint of spicy oak. The fresh fruit momentum continues on the palate with vibrant plum and dark stone fruits finishing with some firm acid, beautiful tannins and integrated oak.

Viticulturist Notes

The grapes for this Pinot Noir were picked from a single vineyard in the cool Yea Valley, near the northernmost point of the Yarra Valley. Crushed during the cool of night to retain their varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout the winemaking process. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a dense, richer colour and allowing for gentle and maximum flavour extraction.

Wine Harvest Notes

The best way to describe vintage 2016 is fast & furious! There was no orderly ripening of fruit, no luxury of white fruit followed by red fruit, it was like the flood gates opened and the grapes just rolled in to our winery en masse. We had little rain and a very hot spring leading up to harvest, which meant grapes ripened faster than normal. Optimum flavours and ripeness came on more quickly than previous years and the only way around it was to pick as fast as we could. Thankfully we worked our way through it, and the resulting quality is excellent.

Food Recommendations:

Great match with roast duck, rabbit and other game meats, or medium intensity dishes like porcini mushroom risotto or fine cheese.