Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
The flagship Pinot Noir by one of Australia's most eminent Pinot specialists, from the best parcels grown to the most precious blocks. The near perfect climes and terroir produce concentrated, intense Pinot Noir berries with profound articulation and remarkable structure. Tiny yields of less than 1½ tonnes to the acre translate into a pure and distinguished wine. As with all Yering Station's Reserves, an edition that's suitably rare and extremely limited, whatever the vintage, the first growth in Australian Pinot Noir.
The vigor of exceptional Yarra Valley Pinot Noir and the enduring expressions of the vineyard are enhanced by sensitive winemaking. Pinot Noir clones MV6 and D5V12, 114 and 115, G8V7 and D2V4 are hand picked off vines up to thirty years of age, trained to trellis vertical shoot positioning, grown on black loam soils covering white and yellow clays. Grapes are whole bunch pressed and cold macerated, inoculated with yeast type Lalvin BGY and vinified in open fermenters to retain fruit. Eighteen days vinification are followed by a term on skins before completion of malolactic and a year of age in a selection of seasoned and new 228L French oak barriques and 500L puncheons.
Medium garnet red. A perfumed nose of intense black cherry and spice with subtle charry oak and lovely complex whole bunch characters. An elegant and rich Pinot Noir with flavours of cherry kernel and plum enriched by savoury, spicy oak. Yering Reserve reveals excellent balance, before finishing silky, long and fine. Drinking brilliantly upon release and will continue to evolve beautifully.