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Lindsay McCall's enthusiasm for great wine began in the 1970s, he established his first Mornington plantings in 1985 on the site of a derelict orchard at Red Hill along Paringa Road. From day one, McCall focused on exactingly managing the soils and the vines, after completing his day job as local school teacher. His affinity for the land and astonishing feel for winemaking produced monumental vintages of Pinot Noir, which propelled the exquisite range of Paringa Estate wines to international renown. McCall works closely with Mornington's finest vignerons to nurture better standards of viticulture and deliver finer vintages with each harvest. Limited yields of elite parcels, the artisanal efforts of.. Exquisite editions by the master of mornington»
Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the 1966 vines are assembled into the estate.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's resplendent range of wines are complimented by.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»

Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
For those who like their Pinot Noir to be long, savoury and lean, with oodles of fruit to wax lyrical about. A collation of harvests from the Sexton and Tarraford vineyards, with contributions from a fraternity of superior local growers. The uncrushed grapes are wild yeast fermented and treated to a light carbonic maceration in the manner of a Beaujolais, achieving a vigorously fruit driven Pinot Noir with crisp acids and stirring aromas. Enjoy alongside both versions of rare breast or crisp skinned duck, the perfect match to tapas and Al fresco faire.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Innocent Bystander seek Pinot Noir grapes with perfect ripeness and sugar balance. Vineyards are selected for their high diurnal temperature range, to achieve wines with high natural acidity and low pH. All grapes are hand picked, a large portion of the fruit is included as whole bunches, uncrushed and unstemmed into open top fermenters. A term of cold soak at lower temperatures is followed by inoculation, mainly through the action of wild, indigenous yeasts. Variations of pigeage and remontage are applied. The major part is treated to malolactic and several months in French oak barriques to enhance complexity while infusing mouthfeel and texture.
Medium purple hues. Nose of dark cocoa and poached cherry, hints of truffle oil and tobacco leaves, wet earth and berries of the forest. Ripe cherry and mixed fruit compotes, bramble with a hint of tar and seasoned grilled meats. A round fresh palate showing rhubarb and radicchio over the twang of chalky tannins before a slippery, rich and slightly tart finish.
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Innocent Bystander create wines that are delicious expressions of what they love to make and to drink, perfect for exploring the iconic styles and varieties of Yarra Valley

Innocent Bystander dont make single vineyards wines, but they do know that great wines need great fruit, so they source the best grapes they can from some of the top vineyards in Yarra Valley. If theres a variety they want to make that doesnt grow well in the valley, they'll go to where the quality fruit is. Their winemaking team treat every parcel of fruit individually to ensure the outstanding varietal characters shine through in the finished product, showing off the very best of the region and sites they represent to make flavoursome, balanced and delicious wines.

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If Innocent Bystander cant make it great, they dont make it at all. Wines made of quality fruit with a soft touch, a vinification that includes hand picking, wild yeast and whole bunch ferments. Innocent Bystander are not judgemental about wine, they know there are people who love Moscato and bubbles as well as those searching for an exceptional Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. Innocent Bystander wines are best enjoyed with good company and great food, they are designed and made with sharing in mind. Created from the pick of Yarra Valley harvest and inspired by the classic styles that everyone loves, delicious!

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