2021 Gembrook Hill I.J.M Pinot Noir Yarra Valley

From: $85.00

2021 Gembrook Hill I.J.M Pinot Noir Yarra Valley – It was 1983 when Ian and June Marks Found their vineyard site after a long search for the perfect pocket of land throughout almost every wine region in Victoria. With Views of Mt Donna Buang, a backdrop of the Warburton ranges, red soil and a coveted north-easterly aspect, it is the perfect spot for cool climate winemaking. Gembrook Hill led the way as part of the “second wave” of Yarra Valley vigerons, and today is one of the oldest vineyards in the Upper Yarra sub-region.

Gembrook’s wines are regarded as some of the most outstanding examples of their variety in Australia and are crafted with an old-world winemaking mindset. Most vine age now over twenty years. Their Pinot Noirs have the elegance of old world Burgundy.

In 2017 the visceral reaction to the sudden death of Ian was to produce a wine in his honour. This was a tiny batch of Pinot Noir drawn from a portion of the oldest Pinot vines on the property, and a third drawn from the newest MV6 young vines. This blend represented something of the snake eating its own tail – the Ouroboros or symbol for eternal cyclic renewal. In other words, recognition that Gembrook Hill had become a legacy vineyard for our family. The IJM, Ian James Marks, was made as a pure expression of site, matured in old French oak to allow terroir to shine through. A quintessential vigneron’s wine, to reflect Ian’s passion for the vineyard.

If you’re a fan of Gembrook Pinots you will most certainly fall in love with this. The bouquet is young, fresh and already so open. Strawberries, cherries, smokiness, forest floor and floral notes. The colour is quite light in the glass and the body is medium weighted. Fine tannins, superb structure and great length all point to a long and healthy cellaring life. Such a great wine and a wonderful tribute to the the late Ian James Mark. Bravo Gembrook.

Single Price: $110.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $85.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1020.00

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