95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
After 10 vintages as winemaker at the esteemed Mount Mary Vineyard, Rob Hall has gone solo. These wines mark a distinct change in direction, being approachable in their youth, and very affordable. Rob sources his premium fruit from three separate vineyards around the Yarra Valley, all chosen for their distinct characteristics which you can see in the concentration of flavour’s in these wines
A blend of three vineyards. Willowlake (cooler southern end of the valley), Daniel’s Hill (the warmer northern end) and my folks vineyard (south of Healesville, it lies somewhere between the other two in it’s geography and climate).
“Hand-picked in small batches from three Lower and two Upper Yarra vineyards, most destemmed, 10% of the batches fermented with 100% whole bunches, typically 10 days on skins (a few batches for 1 month), matured in French oak (10% new). This shares its elegance with Harriet’s Vineyard, and also a balanced web of spicy, savoury tannins. Rob Hall didn’t miss the opportunities of the ’17 vintage.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday