About The Wine
If you are as meticulous in the winery as Shaun Crinion, more often than not, you're going to produce a winner, particularly in a year as good as 2017.
There's a lot of attention to detail behind the scenes in this $29 Pinot Noir. Every berry selected by hand, some light foot-stomping, gentle plunging over its three weeks on skins just a few of the steps along the way to this wine getting made. Shaun going for soft extraction with max impact.
He hits the nail on the head. This is an excellent pinot noir from 2017.
When a high-value proposition Pinot Noir like this comes along, it usually doesn't stick around too long.
About Dappled Wines
Dappled is a producer to get on early. Owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from round the globe, culminating in recent years with the establishment of this, his own label. Shaun's focus is in expressing the regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, sourced from a range of Upper and Lower Yarra vineyards.
Through his vineyard connections, brilliantly astute winemaking and a desire to keep his wines approachable to all, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none. Throw in what may be the best Gewurztraminer in Australia, and some of the most beautiful packaging you're likely to see, and Dappled is the complete package.
James Halliday named Dappled as his Best New Winery in his 2018 Wine Companion and it's not hard to see why.