Tokar Estate

2023 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir



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. With 2023 being cooler and wetter, this Pinot Noir shows more red fruits, acidity and elegance than is typical for this site. This Pinot was made from the two Pinot Noir blocks at Tokar Estate, planted in 1996 and 1998. They are both Pinot Noir clone MV6 and are spur pruned on VSP trellis.


After a slow ripening season in 2023 due to the cooler weather, our Pinot blocks were harvested early in the morning whilst cool. The destemmed fruit was gravity fed to the fermenters for a cold soak, followed by fermentation using a combination of wild and inoculated yeasts. The wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for eight months where they underwent malolactic fermentation in our underground cellar. The wine was bottled in December after a coarse filtration.

Sensory Analysis

A bright ruby colour to the wine, with fresh strawberries, cherry and a delicate savoury spice on the finish. The palate is fresh, vibrant and generous. The structure relies on the bright acidity more than the tannins, keeping the wine aromatic, easy drinking and balanced. The wine finishes with an attractive subtle smokiness from the oak which compliments the lovely varietal fruit.

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