Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
Kangaroo Ground in the lower Yarra Valley has seen the establishment of a number of new vineyards due to some idyllic growing conditions. Enter Redbox, a fragrant Pinot Noir in vibrant new world styling, with a generous but elegant, food oriented, mouthfilling palate.
From the Cottles Bridge Vineyard at Diamond Creek in the Yarra Valley. The Shire of Nillumbik is steeped in history, and dotted with villages and towns, each with its own special magic, hinting of a culture brought to the region by Scottish settlers in the early 1800s. The property was named Wildfell by pioneer Walter Wippel, who settled the Kangaroo Ground site in the early 1850s, establishing orchards, market gardens and grazing land. No doubt, wine production was high on the list of priorities, and the rich decomposed volcanic soils assisted in the pursuit. Parcels of Pinot Noir grapes are cold soaked and treated to a warm fermentation in open vats before ageing in French oak barriques over several months. Alcohol 13.5%
Purple red in the glass. A luxuriant, velvety wine with bouquets of sweet and sour forest fruit, winegums and blackcurrant. A ripe core of boysenberry and blackberry shines through on the palate, profoundly flavoured with elevated levels of strawberry, plummy spice and charry French oak. A fine textural mouthfeel before a powerful long fruit finish over a support of finely grained, polished tannins. Enjoy immediately alongside fruitbreads and cheese or a succulent roast duck.