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The Wine Front –
About This Wine
Handpicked, aiming for fruit flavours in the blackcurrant spectrum. Single block wine, as with the 2014 and 2015. Block 3, planted in 1987. SA125 clone. The emphasis is always on aquaeous maceration here, doing the grunt work in pump overs and plunges during cold soak and at the start of fermentation.Post ferment, the wine is pressed earlier than our neighbours. New oak is a mix of Taransaud, Saury and Bossuet. 25% new. Remaining is 2nd and 3rd use French barriques. It gets the best oak treatment of any Punt Road wine by a mile.
“True old school Cabernet – blackberries and bay leaf wrapped in a supple, elegant palate.” Tim Shand, Winemaker
Yarra Valley Wine
The Yarra Valley wine region is the most important area of wine production in Victoria today, and with its proximity to Melbourne, also the most visited in the state.
Yarra Valley is split into the Upper Yarra and the valley floor. The Upper Yarra is cooler in climate due to its elevation and coupled with younger, fertile, red soils produces most of the region’s notable varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The valley floor is warmer and has predominantly grey soils with pockets of granite and limestone.
Pinot noir has long been considered a notoriously difficult variety to grow. However, the cool climate and longer growing seasons of the Yarra Valley allow the fruit to develop full flavoured and ripe character.
Chardonnay in the past has long been associated with a deep oily, buttery style that experiences full malolactic fermentation and great amounts of oak. This style has since fallen out of favour and wine makers in the Yarra Valley have capitalized on this trend to produce leaner, acid driven Chardonnays that are closer in style to those from Burgundy.