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 Toolangi Pinot was hand harvested from Toolangi's 2001 plantings (MV6 clone grapes on the bottom of E Block), partially de-stemmed (50% whole bunches retained) and naturally fermented in open top wooden fermenters. In total, the wine spent 21 days on skins before being pressed to French oak (20% new) for eight months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Again, this is absolutely outstanding value. A bright, juby, perfumed and juicy Pinot. Expect a really fresh and vibrant personality with red cherry, raspberry fruit with lovely spice and a gentle, nettle-like twist on the surprisingly long and classy close
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