Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%

Over the past decade Yabby Lake has built a reputation for producing some of the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay made on the Mornington Peninsula. Led by the highly credentialed winemaker Tom Carson, Yabby Lake's philosophy is to craft wines that speak of their site and their season in which they were grown.

This 2018 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is a beautifully aromatic example with plenty of fragrant floral, spice and red and dark fruits notes. The palate is finely structured, with the finest of tannins running with a line of cherry, wild strawberry and a host of darker fruits. Super silky and exceptionally balanced at this young age, this should deliver plenty of drinking pleasure over the coming 5 to 10 years.

"95 Points. Multiple clones hand-picked and sorted. 25% whole bunches, gentle destemming, 13-15 days on skins, matured in French puncheons (25% new) for 11 months. Juicy red and purple fruits; ready soonish although the balance underwrites cellaing. 13.5% alc, screwcap. $64, drink to 2030"- James Halliday, The Weekend Australia, May 2019.

Availability: In stock

$54.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Yabby Lake Vineyard was established by the Kirby family in 1998, in Tuerong, which is located in the northern part of the Mornington Peninsula. Over the past decade, Yabby Lake has built a reputation for single vineyard Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of great purity and character.

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.
6
Victoria
Mornington Peninsula
750
13.5
APPEARANCE: Deep crimson.

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.

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