98 Points & Trophy Winner
Indisputable proof that Bellarine wines are amoungst the nation’s best with local Yes said the Seal awarded Best Pinot in Australia at the inaugural Australian Pinot Noir Challenge.
Yes said the Seal’s 2016 Pinot Noir was awarded 98 points by judges and was the clear winner amongst more than 250 Pinot Noirs from all around Australia.
The Pinot Noir is made using handpicked picked fruit only. Mostly destemmed with a small amount of whole bunch the fruit is fermented in small batches utilising ambient (natural/wild) yeasts. Once daily the cap is gently submerged to rehydrate the skins and gently extract colour and tannins from the grapes. A small portion of the juice ferments in new French oak barrels to bring more complexity and layers to the wine. Post ferment the wine is pressed, settled and then transferred to new and used French oak Hogsheads for maturation and malolactic fermentation. Following 10 months maturation in oak the wine is racked, blended, filtered and bottled without fining.