2019 Toolangi Estate Pauls Lane Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Premium single block Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley.



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About The Wine

The fruit for this wonderful wine comes off a small portion of the Toolangi Estate vineyard in Dixons Creek.

This particular section of the vineyard is pruned to cap production at two tonnes per acre, thus increasing the quality and intensity of the fruit.

It's a quietly confident release, flush with bright red fruits and enough savoury backbone to tug you back to the glass again and again.

You are paying for quality here; quality fruit from a very good vintage.

This is the top release from this Estate. Drink up.

About Toolangi

Toolangi is a relatively undiscovered jewel of the Yarra, tucked in the corner of the Dixon's Creek sub-region up against the Toolangi state forest from where it takes its name.

Started by the Hounsell family in 1995, Toolangi was all about the vineyard, with famous Victorian names taking care of the winemaking.

Now owned by Rochford, the winemaking and viticulture is all in-house, headed by ex-Mount Mary man Kaspar Herrman. His recent releases have seen incredible quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a nod towards more graceful, structured wines.

The stunning Toolangi vineyards
The stunning Toolangi vineyards
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Winemaking Notes: Vinification: De-stemmed to open fermenter (50% whole bunch), short cold soak, natural primary and malolactic fermentation, 23 days on skins, pressed to French oak (20% new). Elevage: 8 months in oak, racked off lees just prior to bottling. Unfined and unfiltered.

Viticultural Notes: Harvested: Hand-picked 12th and 13th of March 2018

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Toolangi Vineyard
Toolangi Vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"18yo MV6 vines, hand-picked, 80% wholes berries, 20% whole bunches wild-fermented in French oak (20% new), matured for 10 months. The vinification provides a forest floor/funk complexity to both the texture and wild berry flavour."- James Halliday (Wine Companion)

The Wine Front

"I believe this is Kaspar Hermann's first vintage at the helm of Toolangi, who's ex of Mount Mary and a partner in Onnanon. It's 20% whole bunch and 20% new oak. The old 80/20 rule, eh. It was bottled just over a month ago (at time of review). Wheatgerm, spice, smoked hazelnut, red fruits. It's spicy and gentle, kind of squishy feel in the mouth, light grip of emery tannin, poached strawberry and the like, with a solid but slightly diffuse finish. The makings are good. I'd expect it needs a little more time in bottle."- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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