The Gruyere sub-region of the Yarra Valley where Tokar Estate sits, produces a more savoury, dark fruited and structured Pinot Noir than other parts of the Yarra Valley.
In 2019, our Pinot Noir was made from the fruit of three Pinot blocks at Tokar Estate, planted in 1996, 1998 and 2000. The main difference between the blocks is the orientation, Pinot A faces West, Pinot B faces East and Pinot C faces North. The subtle differences between the blocks make a more complex and complete wine. All blocks are Pinot clone MV6 and are spur pruned on VSP trellis.
This wine is the result of a rigorous barrel selection to make the most complete, complex and interesting wine from the 2019 Pinot Noir barrels. Compared to the white label Pinot Noir, this wine has a higher proportion of whole bunch (around 25%) and a higher concentration of new oak (around 35% new Hogsheads). The grapes were all hand picked and fermented using wild yeasts.
This Pinot has a is deep ruby colour with a tinge of brick. The nose is lifted but savoury, with flavours of bush plums, mushroom stock and potpourri. The palate is generously weighted and soft, feeling and tasting creamy along with flavours of boysenberry, orange peal and Italian bitters. The tannins are subtle and the acid is fine, giving length to the wine and accentuating the warm spice character on the finish. This wine would be great with sticky pork dishes or mushroom risotto.
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