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2017 Out of Step Willowlake Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Out of Step's first Pinot and what a start! Gorgeous wine from the brilliant 2017 vintage.

$32.00

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About

About The Wine

The Willowlake vineyard is proving to be one of the happiest hunting grounds for negotiant winemakers looking for fruit in the Yarra Valley.

Dave Chatfield has managed to lock down a little of the prized Pinot Noir off this highly sought-after vineyard and he couldn't be happier.

The Willowlake site sits high up in the cooler parts of the Gladysdale sub-region of the Yarra - the perfect spot to grow fine-boned and delicate Pinot Noir.

As with all the Out of Step wines, the winemaking is kept simple to preserve the voice of the vineyard. It's a spot on example of Upper Yarra Pinot Noir and a delight to drink.

About The Producer

Dave Chatfield is the man behind the Out Of Step project.

After working vineyards in the Yarra Valley for years, Dave decided it was time to start his own thing.

The philosophy behind his wines: “To be great it must be real, expressive & honest.”

The wines are made with very little tinkering in the winery, allowing the great vineyards he sources fruit from to shine.

Based in the Yarra Valley, but sourcing fruit from various parts of Victoria, Out Of Step is forging a reputation for serious, eye-catching wines at a great price.

Dave Chatfield, OoS winemaker
Dave Chatfield, OoS winemaker
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

About The Wine

As most would already be aware 2017 was a remarkable year. Ideal conditions for flowering / fruit set & good rain in spring followed by a mild summer with little to no disease pressure. A warm autumn ensured full ripeness & resulted in complex & intensely flavoured wines at low alcohols with remarkable natural acidity. And when your mantra is to avoid “manipulations” & show the vineyard & the season in the final bottle, well, a vintage like that is a gift.

Volume: 225 dozen

Site: Willowlake Vineyard, Gladysdale (Yarra Valley), Victoria

Winemaking: Hand picked. 20% wholebunch & 80% destemmed. Wild fermented in separate open pots. The destemmed portion was gently plunged on a daily basis whilst the wholebunch was sealed up for 3 days before being foot stomped & then plunged. Destemmed fruit was pressed after 10 days & wholebunch after 2 weeks, to one new & six old French oak hogsheads. Racked in winter & then again prior to bottling in September. The wine is unfined, unfiltered & has no adds other than low level sulphur dioxide post-malo & pre-bottling.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"It’s plenty interesting. It’s sour and spicy, smoky and autumnal well before it’s fruity. It ricochets its way along the palate, sourness sparking as it goes. It’s dry, tannnic, savoury; it’s complex. There’s a slight cloudiness to the wine’s appearance, or at least a suggestion of cloudiness anyway. Not a bad thing. It’s a very dry, uncompromised wine. It should develop very well." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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