Pinot Noir is the noblest of all the grapes and it reflects it’s terroir more than any other variety!
Santolin’s Gladysdale Pinot Noir comes from the vineyards of the Upper Yarra. These vines thrive in the coolness of the higher altitudes around Gladysdale. This wine’s a leaner, more excitingly energetic and tensile compared with wines from the lower Yarra. That’s not to say better; just different. Santolin was selected by QANTAS business class: This is redolent of red berries, cherry crunch and mulberry but savoury tannins bring it all back into line.
Moorooducs Devil Bend Creek Pinot is a delicious, dark fruited pinot noir. Purple garnet in colour with a rich perfume of violets and dark ripe cherries. A touch of exotic pomegranate molasses and Mediterranean spice adds complexity to the nose, and follows through on the palate. Plush and juicy on the palate, with tangy orange notes and firm but silky tannins.
Matt East’s Rouleur Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from Macclesfield and Gladysdale. What a wine! It is highly fragrant with lifted sour red cherry, ginger and dried florals with just a hint of wood spice. The palate follows suit with mouth filling and juicy cherries, supported by whole bunch spice and bright, mouth-watering acidity to finish.