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Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally remarkable for their individuality, they speak of little places, husbanded to artisanal winemaking practices, the most wonderful expressions of Mornington... Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»
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St Huberts Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
Originally established in the nineteenth century, essentially on the basis of its magnificent wine growing potential, St Hubert remains to this day one of the finest viticultural sites in Yarra Valley. Vines are all managed by hand and the fortuitous mesoclimes yield the finest fruit. The property enjoys a long tradition for splendid Pinot Noir, recent show successes include back to back wins as best Pinot Noir at the Yarra Valley wine show.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
St Huberts are blessed by the most favourable winegrowing conditions in Yarra Valley. The land is gently sloping, maximizing drainage and preventing vines from getting wet feet, allowing an even spring growth and greater vine balance. The northwest aspect maximises exposure to the sun, vital for slow, even ripening and good acid retention within a cool climate region. Vines are all hand pruned, extremely labour intensive but it achieves harvests of the finest wine grapes. Pinot Noir is hand picked and vinified in small, open fermenters, using whole bunches to add complexity. Upon completion, the finished wine is matured in a selection of new and seasoned, exclusively French oak barriques.
Medium red with crimson hues. Fruit characters of dark cherries and macerated plum, overlayed with earthy, forest floor notes. These are complexed by spicey oak and some stalky aromas from whole bunch inclusion. A lovely example of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir with fleshy cherries and red berries to the palate, medium bodied with a round middle palate and soft velvety tannins. Spicey oak, with a little toast adds length to the finish.
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