2018 Sticks Pinot Noir
2018 Sticks Pinot Noir
$19.99 Per Bottle|
$119.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)
Since 2000, Sticks has quietly gone about producing award winning cool climate wines reflective of the true regional characteristics and diversity of the Yarra Valley. Their mission is to produce varietals that express the very best of the region and they focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Sticks Pinot Noir is made from fruit grown in the Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen and Coldstream sub-regions of the Yarra Valley which provide rich fruit and generosity, a vineyard in the cool Yarra Junction area which brings precision and fine body to the wine, and Rising Vineyard in St Andrews, a gravelly elevated farm which lends firm structure and complexity.
2017 was a cool growing season in the Yarra Valley – good Spring rains and mild temperatures made for a modest yields, a comfortable season and outstanding fruit quality. Each vineyard is made and matured separately to allow them to express themselves fully. A variety of winemaking techniques are employed from open fermenters and high temperatures to give complexity, depth and power, and cooler ferments in closed fermenters to maintain freshness ad fruitiness. After approximately 10 months maturation in barrels and tanks, the wine was blended, lightly filtered and bottled. We seek purity, expressive fruit and subtle complexity in the Sticks Pinot Noir.
Deep ruby red colour. The 2018 Pinot has a dense nose of spices and fleshy red fruits, cherries and berries, cloves, some smoke and tea-leaf notes also. The palate has a velvety feel and delicate balance with a firm acid spine that running through it, focusing the palate and driving a long and fruity finish.
Sticks Yarra Valley is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an hours drive from Melbourne. The Winery and Cellar Door, which are nestled in to the base of the Christmas Hills, have unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges.Producing award winning wines that are sold both nationally and in key markets around the world, Sticks Yarra Valley wines express true varietal characteristics.Standing at six foot six, our founding winemaker, Rob Dolan was given the nicknam "Sticks" during his days as a dual premiership player for the Port Adelaide Aussie Rules Football Club. Rob pulled together a young, vibrant and highly regarded winemaking team who have continued on with Rob's commitment to making fresh, fruit driven cool climate wines. Let's just say the winemaking team are as passionate about the sticks in the vineyard as Rob is about his footy!Our Winemaker, Travis Bush, is dedicated to producing exceptional cool climate wines showing depth and regional expression.
CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT
This is light and strawberried with spice notes around the edges. It's clean, fresh, pleasant and varietal, with just enough structure and just enough length.'