2020 Fleet Young Wines Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 101 here from the impressive combo of Willowlake fruit and Fleet winemaking.


Has an ease to it, suppleness, leaner feel but with good detail and a sense of finesse in tow.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Delightful Pinot Noir here from the ever-reliable Willowlake vineyard in the Yarra Valley.

It's 70% whole bunches, 30% destemmed, all pressed to neutral oak hogsheads and barriques, with minimal sulphur at bottling.

This is Yarra Pinot 101.  Vibrant red fruits, adequate florals and spice, ethereal texture and cleansing acidity.  Just 80 dozen produced and simply a lovely Pinot.

About Fleet Wines

Fleet Wines is the culmination of 30 years of combined experience in wine hospitality for husband and wife duo Justin and Lisa Jenkins.

They have approached their label with an eye to crafting contemporary, elegant wines that slip neatly into the modern zeitgeist of Australian food and wine culture.

They source their fruit from Gippsland, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley with an increasing amount being farmed by them personally. With plenty of great press coming their way in a relatively short time, they are one young Victorian label that you'd do well to keep a close eye on.

Winemakers Lisa & Justin Jenkins
Winemakers Lisa & Justin Jenkins
Gippsland, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

Spiced and Earthy Pinot Noir

This 2020 Fleet Yarra Valley Pinot is vibrant and earthy. Its spicy nature is tempered by a heady mix of florals. A charming style of pinot that is young and exuberant, and proudly so. Enjoy it anytime, with or without food.

‘Blood plum red in colour, vibrant nose, autumnal leaves, earthy tones, herbal spice. Fleshy mouth feel, with a savoury fine finish.’



Willow Lake, Gladysdale – Upper Yarra Valley

North facing rows on deep red, volcanic soils, free draining

Vine age: 21 years

300m above sea level

Clone: MV6



70% fermented as whole bunches in the bins they were picked into, initially carbonic for 7 days, then foot stomped and combined to finish fermentation in larger fermenters. Total 17 days on skins.

30% destemmed and fermented

All pressed to neutral oak hogsheads (300lt) and barriques (225lt)

Minimal sulphur at bottling

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.7%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Production : 80 dozen

Justin & Lisa
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"All whole bunch. All Yarra Valley (Willowlake). All Fleet good times.  Pale garnet colour. Cranberry drink, rose water, faintest nougat, smoky clove and cardamom spice notes. Sloshes nicely in the palate, some high toned pepper and green herb characters in the flavour zone. Has an ease to it, suppleness, leaner feel but with good detail and a sense of finesse in tow." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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