Limited Release Pinot Noir 2021Innocent Bystander
Minimum order of 1 case or 6 bottles (Mixed or straight)
Limited by name and limited by nature - this is what happens when we grant our winemaking duo free reign over a single vineyard, upper Yarra parcel of Pinot Noir. Bright, complex aromatic and utterly delicious with dark cherry and cranberry flavours. Best paired with people.
Pair this seductive Limited Release Pinot Noir with perfectly seared duck breast in black cherry reduction or enjoy it with spicy pork pizza, Chèvre cendré, or crispy duck leg with plum sauce. Whether savouring savoury or sweet, this wine elevates your dining experience for an unforgettable evening.
2023 Victorian Wine Show
92 PointsPhilip Rich, 2024 Halliday Wine Companion • 02/08/2023
"Whole bunches (20%). A light, bright cherry red. This needs a good swirl before revealing sweet, brambly red fruits and a little spice. The palate is generously flavoured with those aforementioned red fruits and quite firm tannins that just need another six months or so to settle down."
2 days cold soaked. Destemed to five tonne open fermenters Hand plunged two or three times per day for seven days Pressed gently to tank for malolactic fermentation 9 months maturation in French Oak 20% new oak (French Bariques and Puncheons 25% in two and three year old French oak Minimal fining and filtration Bottled in March 2022.
A vibrant ruby-red colour.
A seductive breath of blackberry and raspberry leads you on to a wicked sensation of white pepper spice.
The limited Release Pinot Noir fills the palate with generous red fruit flavours that linger providing a wonderful balance to the cool climate Yarra Valley acidity and structure.
Up to 5 years after vintage.
Late 2020 saw quite wet conditions that persisted through September and October leading to low yields of concentrated flavours. The rains continued into early 2021 feeding the soils of the vineyards. Thankfully the rains stopped in March just in time to give the ripening grapes a chance to reach full maturity and flavour.