Only the second rosé release of the Yabby Lake Pinot Noir Rose. It is made from one block of Pinot. Hand-picked, whole-bunch fermented and even foot-stomped before finishing ferments in large, old oak. It is a dry, savoury, elegant rosé. Red fruits and red floral predominate. It is seamless on the palate and while it may seem simple, it is actually nuanced and remarkably drinkable. Drink the Yabby Lake Pinot Noir Rose now. Serve it with anything really. Salmon blini’s come to mind, but it will pair so well with many different dishes.
The story of Yabby Lake starts in 1998. Their Tuerong vineyard provides the mature grapes to make their stunning, single-vineyard wines. Tom Carson is chief winemaker and a steady hand to see the quality of the wines are always outstanding. Their second label, Red Claw offers great value wines too.
One of many stars in Melbourne’s dress circle of vineyards. Varied success depending on terroir and winemaker but the best are outstanding. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay can excel with Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sparkling all capable of impressive wines too.
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.