Valley & Hill Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

ENDLESS VALLEY & HILL PINOT NOIR

Tasting Notes
Garnet and ruby colours glistens from these from the Yarra Valley and Strathbogie Pinot Noir grapes. Endless Pinot Noir shows seductive aromas of herbaceous forest floor matched with cherries and strawberries Velvety tannins and an soft elegant oak finish ENDLESS Pinot Noir will transport you back to Burgundy.

Vintage
The Yarra Valley has been welcomed with open arms and has delivered both the quality and quantity of grapes that Endless strives for. It was a relatively temperate summer with an early start following the warm dry conditions in December . Likewise,Strathbogie was a dream vintage with no weather surprises. What has been delivered is true to form, showing exceptional vibrancy and masterful balance.
Endless Respect!
Yield – 3-4 tonnes / acre
Trellis type – Vertical shoot position (VSP)
Soil/Vineyard – Yarra Valley – loam over clay base / Strathbogie – granate sandy clay over loam
Harvest data – March, picked between 13.5 and 14. baume
Alcohol – 13.5%
Clarification- Eggs, milk and course filtration
Oak treatment / Cooperage – 10 months in 100% French oak from varying forests and coopers

Winemaking
Elegance and purity in our Pinot Noir is our Endless pursuit. We pick early to preserve all the luxurious Yarra Valley and enticing Strathbogie flavours, and de-stem without crushing. Pinot can only handle so much, the grapes are then sent to a temperature controlled stainless steel vat where it is cold-soaked 5 days before allowing the temperature to increase to begin fermentation. Cold soaking Pinot Noir or aqueous extraction before fermentation accentuates the fresh clean fruit flavours and preserving the unique aromatics. We limit the time on skins after ferment (alcohol extraction is more harsh) to no more than 10 days which helps with colour stabilisation. After fermentation the racked wine was run to 100% French barriques where it develops its Endless grace for 10 months.

 100 % On Premise wine