Located at Woori Yallock in the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley. Extraordinary north facing vineyard recently purchased by the De Bortoli family from Kate and Stephen Shelmerdine. Planted in 1985, close vine spacing, lots of manual work in the vines, deep red basalt soils. Typically produces highly aromatic red fruited Pinot Noir that is seriously charming.
Was warm and dry through most of the growing season. Good rain in late January settled things down and the harvest was mild but quite early.
Medium red with lovely brightness. Red fruits, Pinot aromatics, wood spice, ethereal. Tight, great structure and energy, fine tannins, textural, delicious.
Hand picked and sorted to ensure perfect fruit reaches the fermenter. Lots of whole berry fermentation, some whole bunches. Pressed after 18 days on skins. Matured on fine lees in new and used casks for 10 months. Gravity at all stages. Bottled in February 2017.
Alc/Vol: 13.5%, pH: 3.67, TA: 5.2 g/L
Delicious drinking now but will develop into a wine with even more gravitas and complexity in 4-5 years.
Riorret Lusatia Park Pinot Noir 750ml