Best 2015 Pinot Noir, 97 Points & Trophy International Cool Climate Wine Awards!
Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
The fortuitous Pinot Noir vines of Soumah were established along Hexham Road, very near the auspicious Yarra Valley hamlet of Gruyere, just a short drive from the precious plantings of Yarra Yering and Coldstream Hills. A small team of dedicated professionals practise a regimen of holistic, environmentally sound agricultural techniques, for the realization of small yield wines which are evocative of the timeless old world classics. A silky, savoury effort, driven by drying cherry flavours, a twist of sassafras oak and toothy, licorice tannins.
The artisanal Soumah team take a supervised control approach to viticulture, an old world style of farming, which the French have coined Lutte raisonnée. In Aussie terms it means the elimination of synthetic agricultural preparations, to retain the health and sanity of the soils and vine. An assemblage of three distinct clones Pinot Noir, MV6 delivers a broader profile of pleasingly drying fruit characters, clone D4V2 brings minerality and builds structure, clone 777 contributes well rounded, elegant raspberry cherry flavours while adding palate length and finesse. Components are cold soaked and treated to a traditional oak barrel fermentation to infuse savouryness and complexity. Alcohol 13.3%
Bright cherry red. Perfumed cherry and raspberry, seasoned by bouquet garni and savoury, piquant spice. A complex palate delivers layers of flavour around a core of dark fruit characters, cherry stone flavours and fraises des bois, smokeyness and red fruit, candied scents and vanilla oak, lingering finish on a length of silky, refined tannins.