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2013 Yarraloch Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Yarraloch Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Aged Yarra Pinot from one of the region's leading boutique wineries that normally retails for $30!
93 Points Wine Front, 93 Points James Halliday & 93 Points Jeremy Oliver making this one veritable bargain.

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DESCRIPTION
  • Stephen Wood, an investment banker by trade, is the genius behind the Yarra Valley's superstar boutique winery, Yarraloch.

    With an assortment of vineyards spread across almost 70km's of track, it's a winery that takes an almost masochistic approach to keep managed, and yet Stephen, with his talented contract winemakers like Oakridge's David Bicknell, manages to keep it all in hand.

    The philosophy behind the wines is simple: to make European focused wines by hand, with a penchant for only sourcing the best fruit from very low-yielding blocks, handpicking at all stages, and completely natural fermentations.

    They have also adopted a number of old world practices including the use of natural yeast, whole bunch pressing, extended whole berry maceration, minimal racking and filtering and subtle use of only French oak. 

    Most notably, it is Yarraloch's Pinot Noir which has turned the most heads, and with this breathtaking museum release 2013 Single Vineyard (sourced directly from the winery only very recently) you will find one of the best 'drink-now' options for thought-provoking Pinot Noir around. 

    But you need not just take our word for it, with the holy triumvirate of wine critics, James Halliday, Campbell Mattinson and Jeremy Oliver all applauding this wine, and it's smoky, earthen and autumnal style. Normally retailing for $30 on release (the latest vintage is now $35), we've managed to snafu the very last of this vintage and have it for an absolute killer price.

    Halliday says drink till 2023, so you've still got plenty of life left in this wine.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Single Vineyard Pinot Noir from Coldstream in the Yarra Valley from a steep, precipitous site. 

    All fruit is handpicked from 100% MV6 clone. The fruit spends time on skins before natural fermentation takes hold. A portion of whole bunch fruit is used in the mix and the relative ripeness of the fruit is kept in check to retain freshness, vibrancy and balance.

    TASTING NOTES

    Autumnal style of wine, with a light fragrant nose of dried berries, garrigue, charred leaves, vanilla and rhubarb compote and rose. The palate is effortless, with a silken textural mouthfeel and underlying freshness and acidity.

  • REVIEWS

    'An attractive pinot noir. Light, fragrant and complex. Spice, herbs, cherries and the deeper bass notes of stewed plums. As they say in the classics: eminently enjoyable drinking.'
    93 Points - Campbell Mattinson


    'Clones MV6, 777, D5V12, D2V5; fruit chilled, destemmed, 5 days cold soak, wild-fermented, 5% whole bunches, 23 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (18% new). Bright, but light colour; there's a lot happening here, red and black cherries shot through with foresty notes, edging towards a touch of bitterness on the finish.'
    93 Points - James Halliday, Drink to 2023


    'Deep, pristine and heady aromas of red cherries, raspberries and tightly knit cedary oak are backed by nuances of dried herbs and tomato stalk. It’s supple and gentle, with a fine, almost fragile presence of pristine cherry/berry flavour underpinned by fine, pliant and faintly mineral tannins, extending with length and juiciness towards a deliciously mouthwatering and savoury finish.'
    93 Points - Jeremy Oliver


    'Medium to light red colour with a faint purple tinge. The aroma is savoury, herbal and woodsy, with quite complex, nuanced flavour and pleasant savouriness. It's a bit forward, but is a very drinkable, quite alluring pinot.'
    Huon Hooke