This Pinot Noir is taken from two blocks at Rising Vineyard in the Christmas Hills; the north facing Hill block and the north-east facing 425 block.
The parcels harvested were about 30% whole bunch ferment with the remainder destemmed aiming to maximise the amount of whole berries in the ferment. The whole bunch ferments were gradually crushed by hand and finally foot trod to break the grapes open throughout the three week ferment. The destemmed ferments were plunged once a day, no more.
The wine was naturally fermented and following pressing went straight into French oak hogsgeads, approximately 40% new. It aged on lees for six months was racked and then back to oak for a further three months before being bottled in early decemebr without filtration or fining.
100% Pinot Noir
Yarra Valley, Victoria
The aromas of this wine flow easily - neat red fruits are delicately laced with more complex characters. Red cherry, plum skin and raspberry characters are abundant, bay leaf and tea-tree aromas are woven throughout with touches of spice and woodsmoke complementing the fruit.