Vintage 2018 saw a return to the more typical cool vintages of the Yarra Valley. The cooler autumn meant our Pinot noir fruit ripened slowly and evenly. After harvesting, the grapes were gently crushed prior to alcoholic fermentation. We were very careful with our cap management, using gentle techniques to extract the velvety tannins and colour components. After fermentation, the wine was pressed off with 15% of the wine aged in two-year-old French oak barrels for 6 months. The wine was bottled young to retain its freshness.
Tasting note: The 2018 Inara Pinot noir is a study in classic Yarra Valley Pinot noir. Stewed rhubarb, spicy raspberry, fresh red cherry and cinnamon flavours are supported by silky, fine tannins. Enjoy it in its youth.
A classic Pinot such as the 2018 Inara Pinot noir deserves a classic dish – think confit of duck or Peking duck.
Alcohol: 13% | pH: 3.51 | TA: 5.59 | Dozen Produced: 1000