The Wanderer Upper Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2012

[one-half-first]From their website – Single vineyard wine from Yellingbo, at the Southern end of the Yarra Valley. Cane pruned MV6 clone on volcanic red soil with Nth Eastern aspect at 200m elevation. 30% whole bunches. Cold soak and fermentation in open fermenters. Selected yeast. Hand plunged. Large format oak. 30% new Damy Alliers French oak for 11 months on lees. Tasted frequently touched rarely.

Lovey delicate pale cherry red colour. Nose reveals cherries, minerals, some hints of cassis amd lovely smokey forest aromas. Palate has lovely structure and weight, great length and finesse. This is not a dark heavy weight Pinot, It is all finesse and elegance with substantial length. Impressive indeed. Certainly in the Upper Yarra Valley style and has similarities to Mac Forbes style.$55.00  94/100 [/one-half-first][one-half]25_20-09-2011_8722[/one-half]