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About This Wine
The hand-picked Shiraz fruit came from Punt Road's Napoleone Vineyard, planted in 1991. Ferments included 25% wholes bunches. The wine was pressed into large puncheons where it matured on lees for 10 months prior to a light filtration and bottling. Graphite and bloody notes, plus pepperiness, give shade to some very bright aromatics - violets, red and blue fruit. Bright and crunchy fruit on the palate with those peppery, pencil-lead notes running alongside. Good intensity of flavour and sweetness nicely held in check. Very youthful but the vivid fruit is nicely balanced with good sandy tannin presence and acid pull.
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.