2018 Yeringberg Pinot Noir Yarra Valley – The 2018 vintage was earlier than the cool 2017, but slightly later than many vintages last decade. After a lot of rain in spring and early summer, the grapes ripened steadily in dry weather with mostly moderate temperatures. Careful disease management and bunch thinning resulted in all varieties being picked in excellent condition. Crops were relatively generous, and the wines show great intensity and depth of flavour at modest alcohol levels with perfectly ripe tannins.
Bright and spicy, their 2018 Pinot Noir is a wine that balances delicacy and finesse, with the sense of depth and complexity that old vines produce. The initial bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry and red cherry merges into more complex aromas of rose petal, cumin, liquorice and nutmeg, with a hint of earthy mushroom. The palate is full of crunchy red fruit, with subtle rose petal and spiced rhubarb flavours, but there’s also a deeply savoury layer bringing a real complexity to the palate. An almost indistinguishable line of acidity gives brightness, length and wonderful perfumed lift to the back palate. Lovely drinking now, but equally a wine to savour over the next 8-10 years.
Single Price: $120.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $90.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,080.00