Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
Yarra Valley is internationally renowned for ultra fine Pinot Noir. The Yering Station team's particular passion for the variety is only matched by the specially trained vines great affinity to the region. The slightly undulating property is planted to some carefully tailored clonal selections. Foot stomping, boots on, is an ancient technique still employed for its uniquely gentle extraction of juices and flavour. The finishing touch to Yering Station's Pinot Noir is an extravagant maturation under the finest French oak foudres, a portion of which are always new.
Grapes are crushed and kept on skins for seven to fourteen days, extracting just the right amount of colours and tannins. Some of the components are wild yeast fermented, as opposed to the easily handled cultured yeast, enhancing the complexity. Batches receive a combination of whole bunch and oak barrel vinification, open and steel roto fermenters for a week or more. As the fermentation begins to gain momentum, a cap of skins and solids forms above the juice, containing much of the flavours which produce exceptional Pinot Noir. The full complement is treated to a course of malolactic and a year's maturation in a selection of 228 and 500 litres French oak foudres.
Rich, cherry red colour. Aromas that are bright and dark, cherries and raspberry, vanilla bean spice with a soft dusty, earthy complexity. Medium bodied, delicate soft tannin with well balanced fruit expressive of the cool climate terroir, a beautifully balanced and structured, exemplary Yarra Valley wine, characterized by elegance and grace.