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Toolangi E Block Pinot Noir 2019

RRP: $100.00
96 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021

"18yo MV6 clones, hand-picked, destemmed whole berries, cold soak, 12 days on skins, matured in French oak (10% new) for 10 months. Very well made to throw all of the attention on to flavour and texture."
- James Halliday 2021

92 Points - The Wine Front

Tasting Notes: The nose leads with dried herb, sage, rose petals, red forest berries a plenty with cherry amongst some whole bunch spices. The palate has a commanding presence with ample volume of red fruits and spiced nuts. There’s a soft yet chalky tannin that flows as it goes carrying the bundle of red fruits nicely on a fine and fresh finish.
Winemaking Notes: Hand-picked on the 28th of February
Vinification & Elevage: Wild yeast fermented as 60% whole bunches and 40% as whole berry, on skins for 4 weeks. Pressed to barrel (30% new French oak) for indigenous malolactic conversion, then sulphured on lees. 10 months on lees in oak, then racked twice prior to bottling.
Viticultural Notes: Established in 1995, Toolangi Vineyards is in the Yarra Valley adjoining the Toolangi State Forest. This single site produces wines with distinctive personalities, each wine showing a strong sense of place. Low cropped and hand harvested from 19 year old vines of MV6 Pinot Noir clone from a selective section of E Block, rows 26-45, this wine represents the very best Pinot Noir this vineyard produces.
Optimal conditions for both flowering and fruit set in the vineyards gave well balanced yields with plenty of promise leading into the 2019 harvest. A dry January and February followed, culminating in a relatively compressed vintage, though attention to detail by in the vineyard gave winemakers wonderfully balanced fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity.
Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%
Alcohol: 13.0%
Contains sulphites. Vegan wine.