Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety associated with the Burgundy region in France. The name derives from the French words for "pine" and "black", which reference the similarity between the clusters of Pinot Noir grapes and the shape of pine cones! The Yarra Valley is one of the best regions in the world for producing highly-sensitive Pinot Noir, which is one of the few exceptional wines to reflect the specific land and climatic conditions into the taste of the wine. Pinot Noir is Charles' first love, leading him to the Yarra Valley back in 1999, where he developed the Yarra Junction vineyard to plant Burgundian clones for premium Pinot Noir production.
A bright and complex aromatic profile displaying notes of pomegranate, dried strawberry and star anise with hints of blue fruit, crushed violet, fresh tobacco, and truffle. A finely structured palate offers textural generosity with notes of red currant and dark cherry integrating well with supportive oak spice. The refreshing natural acidity gives the wine drive and line leading into a long and persistent finish. Suggested period of 5-8 years. 12.8% Alc/Vol.
93 Points - Philip Rich - Halliday Wine Companion 2024
"Fermentation in open pots with 100% whole berries, matured nine months in French puncheons and barriques (25% new). A light, bright ruby red. Aromas of wild strawberries, spiced plums, nutmeg and sandalwood. I like the balance, too, between the wine's gentle fleshiness, bright acidity and silky yet persistent tannins. And while it's good to go, even now, there's enough of everything to suggest you won't be disappointed if you're still opening bottles four to six years from now."
This Wine Is Best Enjoyed
All-season and occasion drinking - a truly versatile addition to every scenario.
M: Slow-cooked pork belly served with a white bean cassoulet. V: Mushroom risotto, with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.