Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
Yering Station can lay claim to being Victoria's first vineyard, the proud home to many of Yarra Valley's eldest vines. Quite the specialists at Pinot Noir, Mr Frog represents another triumph for the enduring heritage. Parcels of vine, trained to yield the quality of fruit that's just right for a splendid, light bodied everyday drinking wine, are fashioned into the definitive Yarra Valley Pinot style, filled with ample fruit and supported by sound structure.
Yering Station have always produced some of the Yarra Valley's most agreeable Pinot Noir. Lower elevations and moderate exposure throughout the vineyards provide an extended ripening period for the early budding Pinot Noir. The uniformly fertile soil types enhance growth, whilst cane pruning and meticulously regulated crop levels ensure flavour intensity. Mr Frog is crafted exclusively from Yarra Valley fruit, transferred to open fermenters and worked with regular plungings to enhance complexity. Traditional burgundian winemaking techniques include foot stomping (boots on), gentle extraction of characters and partial fermentation within a mix of fine French oak barriques.
Crimson red colour. Black cherry and strawberry fruit bouquet with toasty, vanillin oak and gamey notes. A touch of cranberry and winegum on the tongue, hints of barnyard alongside anise and mint, a velvety texture and light, nimble tannins which align beautifully with the natural tang of the refreshing fruity acids. A lively young Pinot, approachable upon release, will retain it's youth and introduce even more charm as it evolves.