Unique style, with a fruit profile more complex than typically found in the Yarra Valley. Classic and traditional Pinot Noir characteristics, from one of Australia’s most talented winemakers, Luke Lambert. Pretty nose of red and black fruits, violets, five spice and rhubarb. Glorious flavours of strawberry, plum, raspberry, cut flowers and spice. Sensual caressing feel, that begins with satin, and firms to velvet at the close. Reminiscent of Volnay. Nothing forced, integrated flavours and textures. Very fine. Fascinating to see how this ages. We think this has enormous potential, due to the vivid flavours, perfect balance and faultless integration. We will have to see! Waters Wine Co.
The Denton Pinot Noir block sits at the very top of our North Eastern slope, and sees the softest morning light and is shielded from the hot afternoon sun. The planting density here is 1.3m x 0.8m and this high density spacing always gives us more power and concentration while maintaining the lightness and elegance of the vineyard. The granitic sand over granite boulders and long, slow growing season provide a very special and unique terroir. This unique micro-climate and soil profile contribute lots of bright, fresh red and black fruit, and mineral florals, framed by fine tannin on an acid frame. Fermented with 80% whole bunches included, wild yeast fermented and held on skins for 19 days with frequent plunging and foot stomping. No temperature control. Pressed to 500 litre French oak puncheons (15% new) and left unsulfured for 12 months prior to bottling without fining or filtration. John and Simon Denton
Made by Luke Lambert.