Terra Felix Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018


From the Coldstream sub-region, a lovely Yarra Pinot, which already benefits from some time in the cellar. Prior to that, the wine spent 11 months in French oak after open fermenters with hand plunging and 16 days skin contact. A very pale red, we have moved on to the secondary aromas and characters with this wine. There are truffle notes, undergrowth, animal skins and dry herbs with the vestiges of red fruits lingering, notably cherries with a deceptive richness. Supple and seamless, we have gentle but precise acidity running the length. Very attractive now but it has time and further improvement ahead of it. Drink over the next four to six years.