Region: Yarra Valley.
Villages: Tarrawarra, Dixons Creek.
Appearance: Vibrant red, bright, touch of purple.
Bouquet: Youthful but gently aromatic Pinot Noir, strawberry, plums, spice, smoky oak.
Palate: Medium weight, textural, red fruits, wood spice, fine tannin, silky finish.
Suggested Cuisine: Gnocchi with pine mushrooms.
General Characteristics: Dry / Medium Bodied
Vintage Conditions: 2016 was warm and dry through most of the growing season. Good rain in late January settled things down and the harvest was mild but quite early.
Vineyard Selection: Estate vineyards at Dixons Creek, The Abbey, Ponderosa, Denton, Viggers. Older plantings MV6 clone, younger plantings a mixture of 777 and MV6.
Winemaking: Fruit was hand harvested. A combination of whole berry with 15-25% whole bunch is tipped into both open top and small static fermenters. 12-18 days of maceration and fermentation. Pressed, settled overnight and then filled to French casks by gravity.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.5, pH 3.65, TA 6.0g/L
Cellaring: Will continue to develop complexity and interest for 3-5 years in a good cellar.
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Gnocchi with pork or duck ragu.