Exhibiting a fine line and subtly-building power on a detail-laden palate, this Pinot Noir is the result of an assemblage of fifteen individual small batches sourced from our Maroondah Highway vineyard.
Intense Pinosity is on display with lifted aromas of red cherries, raspberry evolving to darker fruits with sarsaparilla, Turkish delight and arrowroot biscuit. Savoury elements of nutmeg, tobacco leaf, alfalfa, shiitake mushroom broth and pork rind further complex the leading characters with a background shout-out from an underlying stemmy note. The composed defined slow-building palate unfurls with flavours of red fruits, saffron, rhubarb and strawberry compote with cinnamon, cardamom, cocoa nib and chestnut meal texture. From a warmer 2020 Yarra Valley vintage characterized by minimal crops and tiny bunches, this is one of our prettier Pinot Noir, but it certainly backs it up on the palate with an accumulation of fine-grained, seamlessly integrated tannins married with the fine line of natural acidity and subtle stalk influence.
The wine confidently pushes through the full length of the palate to an expansive lingering finish. Ageing potential: 10+ years. Vegan friendly.