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The Nikkal wines are made by experienced Yarra Valley winemaker, Kate Goodman. The Nikkal Pinot Noir comes from a vineyard in the Pinot Noir hot-spot, Coldstream. From an early vintage in 2016, Kate uses whole berry fermentation to excellent effect here, bringing forth a bright and cheery Pinot Noir which is ripe for drinking immediately. It's a lovely example of the approachability of 2016 Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley, the wines are open and generous in their youth. Perfect for those looking for Pinot to pop and pour.
What it Tastes Like
Red fruits of strawberry and raspberry with a hint of forest undergrowth and a touch of spice. It's fleshy and succulent to drink, with fine fluffy tannin and a sour cherry twist through the finish.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2021
The Yarra Valley stands tall as one of the country’s finest cool-climate wine regions. Only a short jaunt from Melbourne, the Yarra has become a tourist hot-spot for its stunning scenery, high quality produce, and of course, as the home to some of the country’s most iconic wine producers. From the extraordinarily elegant Cabernets and Syrahs that populate the ‘Valley floor’, to the precise and complex versions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that hail from the higher climes of the Yarra, this region is diverse and in a state of change. As temperatures rise and phylloxera infiltrates each pocket of the Yarra Valley, the range of alternative varieties from continental Europe is sure to increase to create a more colourful picture of the region. The Yarra embodies so much of what is great about the modern Australian wine scene.
No variety captures the hearts and minds of the wine lover quite like Pinot Noir. It’s the unicorn of many a winemaker. Notoriously fickle to grow, this delicate red variety can deliver a kaleidoscope of flavours and aromas, from the bright and floral to the moody and mysterious and everything in between. The cooler regions of Australia are where Pinot Noir is most at home. Look to Tasmania and Victoria for the best examples, with some quality wines beginning to show from the Great Southern and from the cooler parts of NSW. Falling in love with Pinot Noir can be a life long affair, beware the charms of this most enchanting of grapes.
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