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2018 Pinot Noir "Yarra Valley"

$28.00

First Foot Forward

2018 Pinot Noir "Yarra Valley"

$28.00

The grapes for this wine come from a mature vineyard in the Coldstream sub-region of the Yarra Valley, a pocket known for more fuller bodied and savoury Pinot Noir. It is easy to make wines overly rich in Coldstream so there was an emphasis on picking at the right time when the fruit was fresh flavoured and tight. Wild yeasts did the fermenting before a long and gentle soak on skins to build the fine tannin structure that supports the red cherry fruit. A lick of new oak frames the wine and brings some smokey complexity. As Campbell Mattinson writes, "Put this wine on your radar." (The Wine Front)