2017 First Foot Forward Pinot Noir

Highly Rated
Easy-to-love Pinot from a super producer to add to your black book. The 2017 vintage delivers again!

Sale price$28.00
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Some very sharp buying here from the experienced hands of Martin Siebert.

This is one of those hidden gem wines that seems to have flown under the radar somewhat. It ticks so many boxes - Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from the impeccable 2017 vintage that comes in at under $30 a bottle - wins all round.

James Halliday was seemingly enamoured with the value on offer here. He noted that, "the palate gaining length and purpose each time I came back to it" in his 95 point review.

This is fruit from two very different sites in the Yarra. Siebert says his time in Burgundy taught him the importance of selecting the right site to make great wine - he seems to have chosen very, very well.

2017 will be heralded as one of the classic years in the Yarra Valley for Pinot Noir, with the long and mild growing season giving rise to wines of great poise.

This wine was composed from two very different vineyards with the aim of making a wine that covers the Yarra Valley Pinot spectrum. The cool "The Patch Vineyard" in the Yarra Valley's south brings lifted, bright red fruit and volume whilst the "Coldstream Vineyard"in the warmer Yarra Valley floor provides the savouriness, spice, structure and length.

The fruit was fermented as four small lots with wild yeasts and 20% whole bunches before maturation in French oak hogsheads (12% new). The result is a Pinot Noir of elegance and complexity.

95 Points - "Takes a little time to wind up and get into gear, but having done so offers a very complex bouquet of plums and baker's spices, the palate gaining length and purpose each time I came back to it, although the flavour spectrum didn't crumble." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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