96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
Local Vineyard Series Pinot Noir
The Yarra Valley has three distinct geographic zones or sub-regions – lower warmer, middle cool and higher cooler sub-regions. We have matched particular varieties with the specific sites to give you outstanding examples of single vineyard wines.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the north facing Hazeldene Vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils of Galdysdale.
A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine – 80% whole berry with 20% whole bunch fermentation in open vessels for three weeks, followed by a 10 month maturation in French oak barrels.
“From the Upper Yarra’s red volcanic soils, 80% whole berries, 20% whole bunches, open-fermented, matured for 10 months in French oak. The scented bouquet is filled with red fruits and flowers, the palate taking the wine onto another level with its elaborate tapestry of red and blue fruits offset by a spicy/savoury cross stitch. Great outcome for [more?]” – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
“Pure upper Yarra pinot noir. Light but insistent. Fragrant with green herbage, but ripe. Cranberry and red cherry fruit flavours, but a slip of macerated plum too. It feels both familiar and distinctive at once. I wouldn’t say that there’s alcohol warmth here but I would say that it has some extra oomph. It has a grapey, gummy, textural quality to the final third of the wine, almost a glycerol quality. In all, in the way and the wile of the Upper Yarra, it’s excellent.” – 93+ Points Campbell Mattinson