This Delatite Yarra Valley Pinot is classic old-school Aussie Pinot. From Coombe Farm you get a mix of famous Pinot clones which have been picked very early. Small batches of wild ferments are transfered to barrique for aging. As a result you get a aromatic, dark and savoury Pinot which is quite elegant.
A family run vineyard and winery at the base of Mt Buller. Their main vineyard has been around since 1968 and is run using biodynamic and sustainable viticulture. I’ve been selling their Alsace inspired whites for a long time. The addition of the Yarra Valley range proves their skills stretch beyond aromatic whites.
A region that is just too big to generalise about. The difference between Upper and Lower Yarra can be the ability to ripen some grapes or not. Great wines are made in the Yarra but it is best to know the producers.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.