2020 The Hare and the Tortoise Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Easy drinking Yarra Pinot made by Tim Shand at Punt Road. Great bang for your buck here.


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About The Wine

Nicholas Crampton (Woods Crampton) knows how to knock out a bottle of wine that seriously overdelivers in value for money.

When looking to produce a light, smashable Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley, Nick teamed up with Punt Road winemaker Tim Shand to produce this little beauty.

It's bursting with juicy red berries and a tickle of spice. And importantly, it scratches the Yarra Pinot itch at just $20 a bottle. That's not something you see every day.

If you're looking for an easy mid-week Pinot, this is a great option that won't bust the bank.

Winemaker Tim Shand
Winemaker Tim Shand
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Vineyard: Sourced from a combination of upper and lower Yarra Vineyards, but primarily from vineyards within the Coldstream sub-region.

Winemaking: Mostly machine harvested with select hand picking of individual blocks. De-stemmed and fully fermented in open top fermenters with a small addition of whole bunches for complexity. The wine was blended when fermentation complete and transferred to stainless steel for maturation with 25% moving to 2-year-old French oak for 6 months. The wine was then bottled with minimal fining and filtration and had minimal sulphur additions.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Bright cherry and purple with red brick hues. Pinot Noir fragrance exemplified with plum, spice, strawberry and autumn leaves. The palate is light to medium weighted but with mouth-staining flavour. Similar notes of lifted red and purple fruits with the subtle complexing of undergrowth, minerals and twig. A beautiful Pinot Noir from a very fine vintage that is drinking superbly now but will also reward short term cellaring." - Nick Crampton

"$20 well spent. Clear varietal character. Excellent balance. The drinkability rating is high but it’s not thanks to sweetness; this is savoury and smoky (in a positive way) with even-tempered fruit and twiggy spice notes to finish. Undergrowth too, just a little. It’s light- to medium-weight, its alive with aroma and while it’s racy with acidity it has the texture to keep things soft and inviting. Buy/drink/recommended." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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