Eden Road’s flagship Pinot Noir is blend of the finest fruit from the estate’s Courabyra vineyards in the Tumbarumba highlands. The 2017 is showing lovely, youthful scents of vibrant cherry, raspberry and forest floor notes. These segue beautifully on to the bright, crunchy medium-bodied structure with lovely silky tannins and length. Another impressive release from the new team at Eden Road.
For the 2017 release, Celine Rousseau chose a selection of Eden Road’s best Courabyra Pinot Noir puncheons. These originated from 18-year-old vines rooted in decomposed volcanic soil with basalt. To this she added 5% Pinot Meunier to the final blend. Fermented with 20% whole bunches in open fermenters, the wine was lightly pressed directly to 30% new French puncheons for ten months maturation in French oak barrels.