The Wanderer Upper Yarra Pinot Noir 2018 - Yarra Valley
Bottle size: 750ml
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.
20% whole bunches. Cold soak and fermentation in open fermenters. Wild ferment. Hand plunged. Large format oak. 30% new Damy Alliers French oak for 11 months on lees. Tasted frequently touched rarely.
2017 is usually better than 2018 in the Yarra but I’m not sure that it’s true of The Wanderer Pinot Noir. I haven’t had them side-by-side but this mightily impressed.
It’s such pure Upper Yarra. Light, insistent, powerful-beyond-its-weight. Red cherries and cranberries, a bitumen aspect, dried herbs and woodsmoke, a tickle of reduction. Of the earth. From a garden. But ripe enough, fresh enough, welcoming. A lovely wine for sure.
We strive to deliver individual wines of flavour, character and balance by working with low yielding vineyards and using minimal wine making techniques to preserve the vineyard's natural goodness.
The Wanderer is made by Andrew Marks who is based at his family vineyard, Gembrook Hill, in the Upper Yarra Valley.
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