Pinot month has come and gone at cellar door and already I miss it....we had some great fun with the mystery wine and thanks to all those who had a punt. Tasting some older vintages of Squitchy Lane Pinot Noir was fascinating also...you can see how well they age and right now the 2010 is in sparkling form.
You can find the mystery wine's identity elsewhere on our website and after some animated discussion with those trying their luck, next time we will provide some options for you to choose from. This should make it rather less intimidating and give everyone a better chance.
But to tell the truth, every month is Pinot month at my house where a bottle never seems to last long. Tasting my way through a number of different wines, I am increasingly happy with the Squitchy style. There is some vintage variation and we don't want to take that away but when all the stars align, there is a distinct "squitchiness" to our Pinot. 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2017 come to mind. Our style is a little more muscular and structured than many Yarra producers--perhaps not as intensely fragrant but more solid and deep. I am also very pleased that we were able to produce a Peter's Block in 2017, for the first time since 2013. We also managed to repeat it in 2018. So far, the growing conditions look like we may do so again in 2019 if the weather predictions prove correct.
We are also keen to produce a straight Cabernet Franc next year, having sold out of the 2013 some time ago.
I wish you all a happy, safe and joyous festive season and hope to see you at cellar door in the near future.