Beautifully aromatic, this pinot noir sings of raspberries and roses complemented by earthy undertones. It’s rich and vibrant plum, raspberry and cherry flavours are balanced by great acidity and silky tannins. A fantastic match for five spice pan-fried duck breast with Asian greens, lamb cutlets or suckling pig.
Hand picked, destemmed, small batch open fermenters. Mixture of wild and inoculated parcels. Some batches cold soaked, and some post ferment maceration - depending on fruit weight and structure. Pressed, settled for 24hrs then racked to French oak barrels for secondary ferment and maturation (11 months). Clones MV6, G5, 114/115, 777.
Vintage: 2016 Varietal: Shiraz Appellation: Yarra Valley, VIC Alcohol: 12.5%
94 Points - James Halliday Bright and brooding at once. Strawberries and cherries, a stewy character, integrated spice, lipstick, an all-round firmness. It's light in colour but there's real power here. Everything is in excellent order.