This wine is made with Pinot Noir grapes from our Highbow Hill Vineyard in Yarra Glen. The fruit was pressed gently and slowly, picking up just enough colour on the way. The wine had a short maturation in tank and older oak and is made to drink now while fresh and youthful.
The colour is a clear light salmon. The nose has vibrant red fruit and spice aromas, and the palate has juicy fruit flavours and savoury notes. This wine is perfect for sipping on its own and will pair handsomely with a range of foods. A youthful wine made to drink while young and fresh.
Highbow Hill Vineyard is planted on rolling hills north of Yarra Glen township. The soils are sandy loam over clay and gravel over Yarra Valley mudstone. The Pinot Noir vines were planted in 1998. The Yarra Valley is a cool climate wine region on river plains and rolling hills at the foot of the Great Dividing Range east of Melbourne. Vines were first planted here in 1838, just a few years after Melbourne was founded. After a short and promising heyday, dry wines fell out of favour and other rural industries dominated until the late-1960s, when a resurgence in winegrowing laid the foundations for today’s vibrant industry.
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