Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
The vision at TarraWarra has always been to produce wines of integrity amidst a pristine location of pastoral charm. It was a vision meant to be shared and TarraWarra can be proud of an engaging quality Pinot Noir that consistently receives widespread acclaim from enthusiasts and the national wine show circuit. Crafted with the same care and attention to detail as the estate flagship Reserve, parcels of Pinot Noir are hand picked and treated to a Burgundian style vinification, including cold maceration, malolactic and extravagant oak barrel ferments.
Pinot Noir clones MV6 and 114, 115 and DSV12 are all hand picked across several blocks on the TarraWarra property, off vines up to thirty years of age, grown to high north facing slopes where they can enjoy maximize exposure to the hours of sunshine. Northerly winds from Long Gully provide good air flow and favourable micro climes. Grapes are given ten days skin contact for optimal extraction followed by five days wild indigenous yeast vinification and completion of malolactic. The finished wine is aged in a mix of seasoned and new French oak 225L barrique and 500L puncheons by Francois Freres, Mercurey, Dargaud et Jaegle and Sirugue. Alcohol 13.2%
Vibrant raspberry colour. Cherry, dark berry and spice aromas, all the primary fruit characters of violets, sasafras and cherry showing through on the nose. The palate is fully flavoured with black cherry and red currant fruit flavours under a sprinkle of cool climate spice. There's an evenness and structure to the wine, as it's savoury, earthy, yet vibrant palate receives support from a backbone of refined tannins and balanced acidity.