Toolangi Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Toolangi Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Toolangi Vineyards have a clear and seemingly simple strategy; grow and source the highest quality Yarra Valley grapes and put them in the hands of the best winemaker for each varietal. This has served Toolangi well and today it stands as one of the star wineries of the Yarra Valley.

The 2018 Toolangi Pinot Noir is made by winemakers Franco D’Anna (Hoddles Creek) and William Lunn (Yering Station). These two immensely talented winemakers have taken full advantage of the vintage’s nigh on perfect growing conditions, creating a terrific value with loads of gluggable, lip-smacking juicy red berry and bramble fruit, bright acidity and supple tannins.

"I’m bullish on Toolangi at the moment. This was grown on 17 year old vines and saw 50% whole bunches. Get onto this. It’s an excellent wine at an excellent price. It has power and presence, fruit and spice, and it crackles long through the finish. Whole bunch influence here is clear but the fruit swaggers on through. I tasted this a few months ago and liked it; I tasted it again today and loved it. It’s a good trajectory. Beet, cherries, nuts and stemmy, smoky spices aplenty. It’s not the top wine in the Toolangi range but it acts as though it is. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: May19 Alcohol: 13.5% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2025" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$24.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Toolangi Vineyards have a clear and seemingly simple strategy; grow and source the highest quality Yarra Valley grapes and put them in the hands of the best winemaker for each varietal. This has served Toolangi well and today it stands as one of the star wineries of the Yarra Valley.
6
Victoria
Yarra Valley
750
13.5
Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%

Vintage: 2018

Cellaring: 5 years

Alcohol: Alcohol: 13.5%, Residual Sugar: 0.28 g/L, pH: 3.64, Contains Sulphites, Vegan Wine

Tasting Notes: Spicy, floral and faintly confectionary scents of red cherries and raspberries with undertones of blueberries and dark cherries are backed by gentle cedary oak. It’s round and evenly paced, with a juicy core of pristine flavour that extends soft and vivacious down a supple backbone of pliant tannins. Ready to enjoy over five or so years, it’s finished by a soft acidity and a faint sappiness.

Winemaking Notes: Harvested: Hand-picked 11TH and 12th of March 2018 Vinification: De-stemmed to open fermenter (50% whole bunch), short cold soak, natural primary and malolactic fermentation, 21 days on skins, pressed to French oak (20% new). Elevage: 8 months in oak, racked off lees just prior to bottling. Unfined and unfiltered.

Viticultural Notes: First established in 1995, Toolangi Vineyards is located in the Yarra Valley adjoining the Toolangi State Forest. This Chardonnay is grown on fine clay loam and produces grapes which represent the unique site. Low cropped and hand harvested from 17 year old vines of MV6 clone grapes on the bottom of E Block. The 2018 harvest will be remembered fondly by winemakers in the Yarra Valley. It was a rare season that gave above average yields and excellent quality fruit. Dry sunny conditions with cool overnight temperatures provided good natural acidity and concentrated wines at lower alcohol levels.

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