2018 Coldstream Vineyard' Pinot Noir
ORIGIN OF VARIETAL
Our Pinot Noir made from several small batches, all treated differently to build layers of complexity. This is a wine of elegance and power, showing flavours of cherry, sesame, vanilla, smoke-cured meat and spice. Made with 30% whole bunches and 30% new oak.
The Gruyere sub-region of the Yarra Valley where Tokar Estate sits, produces a more savoury, dark fruited and structured Pinot Noir than other parts of the Yarra Valley.
Our Pinot Noir is made from the fruit of the two Pinot blocks at the entrance of Tokar Estate, planted in 1996 and 1998. The main difference between the blocks is the orientation, Pinot A faces West whilst Pinot B faces East. From one we get structure and power and the other provides prettiness. Both blocks are Pinot clone MV6 and are spur pruned on VSP trellis.
95 Points Halliday Wine Companion
Hand-picked, wild-fermented with 30% whole bunches, and a long post-ferment maceration. Ablaze with spices and flowery nuances on the bouquet, the palate long and silky smooth, red berries through to the finish. Delicious. James Halliday