Led by the highly regarded winemaker Tom Carson, Yabby Lake's philosophy is to craft wines that speak of their site and their season in which they were grown. Yabby Lake believe it’s this attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing this expression.
AROMA: A perfumed and floral aroma.
PALATE: The palate is finely structured and concentrated with a host of tightly packed red berry fruits. Polished and poised, the glossy sheen of subtle French oak is beautifully integrated in the background. Super silky tannins, and with incredible length.
GRAPES/BLEND: Pinot Noir
VINIFICATION: The fruit was handpicked, with each parcel handled separately in the winery. Hand sorted and carefully destemmed (25% whole bunches). Each parcel went into traditional oak open fermenters. The fermentation was hand plunged up to three times per day, the temperature of the fermentation peaked at 32 degrees and the wine stayed on skins for 13-15 days, after which the wine was pressed into tight grain French oak puncheons (500 L) for malolactic fermentation and maturation (11 months in oak, 20% new). The wine was bottled in early February 2019. No fining, light filtration.
VINTAGE NOTES: The 2018 season was characterised by a warm and extended summer. The wines are intensely flavoured, yet poised and balanced, ensuring their longevity.
CELLARING POTENTIAL: Stored carefully, this wine will age gracefully for at least 10 years.