Allinda Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019
An appealing, youthful Pinot Noir from one of our leading regions for the variety. This wine was hand plunged in open fermenters and 30% whole bunches were included. It was then left to mature for ten months in a combination of 20% new French barriques and 80% seasoned, before bottling without fining or filtering.
A pale crimson, the nose has spicy Pinot notes, especially exhibiting red fruit characters. There are touches of dry herbs throughout and the wine is a hint sappy, as to be expected from the whole bunches. Expect this to meld into the wine over time, adding to the complexity. Some gamey notes here and there is still a flick of oak, but there is good integration and decent length, with fine tannins. The wine should drink well over the next four to six years.