The Yarra Valley is renowned for producing red wines of restraint and finesse. The temperate climate allows full flavour and colour development without excessive ripeness, resulting in wines that are balanced and subtle.
Yarra Valley 100%
Pinot Noir 100% (MV6 clone)
Good rainfall during the winter and spring of 2012 gave the vines a fine start. This was followed by a dry, warm summer that hastened ripening, given the smaller than usual bunch and berry size.
Hand-picked from our MV6 clonal selection. For the first time, we included whole bunches (25%) in the fermentation since we judged that they had the necessary lignifications and would not add distracting stemmy flavours. Macerated on skins for fourteen days then pressed to French oak barriques (50% new, 50% one year old) for maturation. Bottled in February 2014
Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.58 T/A: 6.1 g/l
Rich, deep ruby appearance.
Heady aromas of plum, raspberry and fragrant oak. Some complex savoury, stalky notes are also apparent.
The palate is luscious, smooth and powerful. Full of fruit, concentrated yet balanced and in harmony. The supple silky mouthfeel of Pinot Noir is on full display with the flavours sustained on an extended finish.
Excellent drinking now but should be cellared to allow it to show its full quality.
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