Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Yabby Lake are focused on crafting wines that have integrity, personality, energy and presence. It is the vineyard that dictates these inherent qualities, Yabby Lake's goal is to provide a clear and precise translation with no distortion. Wines that speak clearly of their origins require little manipulation, a reflection of the Yabby Lake philosophy, expression over impression. A single block Pinot Noir, clearly marked with the DNA of the site whence it is sourced, Block 6 speaks clearly of its origin, an extraordinary articulation with a profound sense of place.
Yabby Lake begin with a commitment to listen to the land. To grow only the right varieties, the right clones on the perfect sites, row by row, block by block. Minimal chemical input in the vineyard is the priority with a move towards organic viticulture. Block 6 is an elite single parcel of Pinot Noir clone D4V2 Pommard, picked off the most superior rows of low yielding vines. Grapes are hand picked, hand sorted and gently de stemmed into small open fermenters for several days of cold soak maceration. After seventeen days of vinification, batches are pressed off skins into a selection of tight grain, seasoned and new, 500 Litres French oak puncheons for eleven months maturation.
Deep crimson colour. Dark forest berries, black cherry, Asian spice with a brooding density of dary fruit characters dominating the bouquet. Multi dimensional palate, concentrated and deeply saturated with dark berry fruit, remarkable for its superb silken textures, Yabby Lake offers great intensity, persistence and a long seamless finish.