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Stuart Proud is one of the most revered viticulturalists in the Yarra Valley. His wines tell a story of a specific time and place, the vineyard always the focal point winemaking kept to the bare minimum so as to let the fruit do the talking. His Up The Mountain Pinot Noir is a firm and structural, savoury style of Pinot Noir. It has grunt and brilliant scaffolding - a wine full of character and personality. A unique look at Yarra Pinot from one of the Young Gun of Wine finalists for 2017.
What it Tastes Like
"Aromas of red florals, cherries and pomegranate, while the palate shows dusty cherries, rhubarb and earthy undertones. Bright acid drive and chalky tannins make this a balanced and savoury wine." - Stuart Proud
Hand picked from 18 year old vines from 3 different blocks on the farm. 30% whole bunch component with 70% whole berries. Aromas of red florals, cherries and pomegranate, while the palate shows dusty cherries, rhubarb and earthy undertones. Bright acid drive and chalky tannins make this a balanced and savoury wine.’
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2025
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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