2021 Pinot Noir



90% Own rooted MV6 – planted 1999.
10% Pommard on Paulsen rootstock u2013 planted 2017


Winemaker: Franco D’Anna

Total crush: 384 dozen (c. 5.0t of fruit)

Lone Star Creek Pinot Noir

Fermentation: Inoculated. Fruit kept in separate parcels during ferment and maturation. Approx 10% whole bunch, open tank fermenters, yeast inoculated.

Fruit Analysis: Baume: 12.5; pH: 3.1; TA: 7.0 grams/litre

Maturation: nine months in new (25%) & used French Barrique (225l), full malolactic fermentation.

No fining or filtration.

Contains sulphites

Bottled 25 January, 2022

Vegan friendly: no animal products used.

12.5% alc/vol; Approx. 7.4 standard drinks

Tasting notes:

The red berry aromas jump out of the glass along with light spices – a classic Upper Yarra Pinot nose. On the palate it’s mid weight but mouth filling with restrained but noticeable tannins. 

Goes with practically anything on your plate.

Awards & Reviews:

Halliday Wine Companion, Philip Rich: 94 points

“A bright crimson purple. Fragrant and immediately appealing with its aromas of strawberry puree, raspberries and gentle spice. The bright, light- to medium-bodied palate is well weighted with crunchy and refreshing tannins, rounding out a wine that will continue to improve over the next 2-3 years if not longer. A single-vineyard Upper Yarra pinot at this price is a steal.”

The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson, 92 points:

“This Upper Yarra Pinot Noir is certainly light, in both colour and flavour-depth, but it has such a keen insistence through the back palate and beyond, and such an array of flavours. Herbs of various description, woodsy spice notes, forest berries and the tang of cranberry and strawberry. It’s an inherently interesting wine, and highly engaging as a result.”