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Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

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A riper expression of pinot noir: blue to black fruit with depth and concentration, rich plumminess, black cherries, blueberries.

Wine Details

Region Yarra Valley

State Victoria

Wine Type Red Wine

Variety Type Pinot Noir

Alcohol Percentage 13.3%

Background

The Vineyard Series matches specific varieties and sites to give you outstanding examples of single vineyard wines.

Tasting Notes

Dark burgundy with a light purple hue. This is a riper expression of pinot noir. Blue to black fruit with depth and concentration. Rich plumminess, black cherries, blueberries. And there’s plenty of brown spice from whole bunch fermentation adding both complexity and interest. The palate continues that theme of richness but also with hints of milk chocolate and cocoa powder. There’s a real sense of structure and firmness here, but without overstepping the line. The tannins are fine, lacey, filigreed. Old vine material showing concentration and complexity.

Vineyard Notes

This wine was sourced from the north facing Willowlake Vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils of Gladysdale.

Winemaker's Notes

A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine: whole berry/bunch fermentation in open vessels for two weeks followed by a 10 month maturation in French oak vessels.

Vintage Notes

A long, late and cool growing season with very low crops delivering wines with exceptional flavour, freshness and balance.

Awards

Title 2023 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge

Description Best of Region - Yarra Valley

Title Halliday Wine Companion

Description "A glorious and pure bouquet redolent with red and black fruits, peony and spice. Lovely depth, too, on the fresh and energetic palate culminating with tannins that are persistent and lithe. I like this a lot." Phillip Rich

Rating 97 / 100

Title 2023 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Description Gold

Product Reviews (1)

Halliday Wine Companion - 97pts

“Trophy winner for the Best Yarra Valley Pinot at the 2023 Australian Pinot Challenge. A bright, medium crimson red. A glorious and pure bouquet redolent with red and black fruits, peony and spice. Lovely depth, too, on the fresh and energetic palate culminating with tannins that are persistent and lithe. I like this a lot.” – Philip Rich

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