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Medhurst Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019



Yarra Valley

Pinot Noir

Bright ruby red in appearance with a lovely crimson hue. Red cherry, five spice and floral notes dominate the aromas.

$33.00 / Bottle

The Season
The 2019 growing season began with a dry spring and later then average budburst. A good sized crop was established in mild weather and 125mm of November rain over 4 days came just at the right time, to give the vines some vitality to push all the flavours from roots to bunch! A warm, dry January-March with two week -long heat spikes kept the team on their toes. Detailed, precise canopy management ensured the fruit remained unblemished by the heat of the sun. The resultant fruit was ripe, balanced and the wines are approachable early with good prospects for medium term cellaring. An excellent season of ripe but fresh flavours.
Tasting Notes
Bright ruby red appearance with a lovely crimson hue. Lovely nose, highly perfumed wine with red cherry, five spice, mint and floral notes dominating the aromas. The palate has a core of red fruit flavours around a backbone of natural acid. The mouthfeel is lithe and energetic with slinky fine tannins and a clean, fruit-driven finish. A wine made for immediate consumption that will improve with careful cellaring over the medium term.
Wine Making
The 2019 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir is 100% from Medhurst Estate fruit. Predominantly from our cooler C Block (90%) with the remaining from the top of B Block. All fruit hand picked and immediately destemmed into small open fermenters for cold maceration. 10% of the fruit was kept as whole bunches and tipped directly on top of the de-stemmed berries. Once fermentations commenced, the cap was gently wet twice a day and remained on its skins for 12 days. At the completion of ferment, the wine was pressed to tank and then racked to French oak barrels (10% new) for malolactic fermentation. After 8 months in barrel, the blend was assembled and bottled on November 13th, 2019.
Food Pairing
Perfectly paired with light meats, peking duck or some pecorino cheese.