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Estate Pinot Noir 2020

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This is part of the Estate range made at our Lilydale winery, with fruit sourced from our Yarra Glen vineyard. Our more affordable range, Estate pairs best with pizza, casual mediterranean and middle-eastern food.
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Great for anything.

Spice and herbs are a hallmark of our Pinot Noir. This year saw dark cherry notes reminiscent of Christmas pudding. This wine is perfect for anyone who likes red. Don’t just take our word for it, Huon Hooke gave this a 90/100. Full review in tasting notes below.

13.5% alcohol

  • Drink now
  • Small batch
  • Handmade
  • Cellar 5 years
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90/10, Huon Hooke

“A fine but quite intense pinot with excellent fruit, good ripeness and serious structure. This is impressive and will no doubt grow in the bottle with a few months of patient cellar-time. The price is remarkable.”

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My Favourite Wine / Rita

“Our Pinot Noir is probably my favourite wine in all of Yarra Valley. It’s in the mix with my other go-tos in YV, but I find myself taking it home more often than I’d like to admit.”

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Tastes like

Spices and herbs

Dark cherries

Christmas pudding

Good for

When you're after a spicy, flavourful red

Sharing with anyone — it’s a crowd-pleaser

Pairing with anything Middle Eastern

Enjoying all year round, on any occasion

Aftertaste
Dry
Medium
Sweet
Fruit
Light
Medium
High
Body
Light
Medium
Full
Acidity
Low
Medium
High
Tannins
Low
Medium
High
Oak
None
Some
Lots

Tasting Notes

The 2020 vintage was yet another unique year on many levels. In the winery, the true beauty of the Pinot Noir from this year were not fully expressed until post malolactic fermentation. However, the reward was well worth the wait when wines of finesse revealed themselves.

Spice and herbs are once again evident on both the nose and palate, revealing the hallmarks of our vineyards. Dark cherry notes are also expressed and are reminiscent of Christmas pudding, yet the balanced freshness managed by delicate acidity maintains a beautiful elegance on the palate. Pinot Noir spice plays a part in delivering detail along the full length of the palate. The velvety suppleness of fruit is kept in check by fine tannins which also aid in the length of this wine.

Huon Hooke reviewed this wine as a 90/100 and said: "Very good depth of crimson colour with a tint of purple, and a subdued but subtly smoked-charcuterie like bouquet that calls for a big-bowl glass to expand in. Let it rest a while and cherries will roll forth. It’s medium to full-bodied and generously proportioned: a fine but quite intense pinot with excellent fruit, good ripeness and serious structure. This is impressive, and will no doubt grow in the bottle with a few months of patient cellar-time. The price is remarkable."

Process

Hand harvested mid March 2020. Winemaking was a combination of destemmed whole berry and whole bunch fermentation.The bunch/whole berry ferment was kept on skins for 11 days, a rundown and return and gentle foot plunge ensured all sugars were released from whole berries. 30% new oak, balance in older barrels.

Bottled: November 2020

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