Fresh, frisky style, fragrant and delightful in its way.
About The Wine
Love this style of Pinot Noir. Red fruits, pomegranate and raspberry, a light tannin structure and some satisfying concentrated juiciness.
Great job by Oscar Hermann with fruit from his St Andrews site in the Yarra. Very pure feel, all destemmed, a little time in old barrels, some spice, some delicate earthy mulch.
One of the more aromatically enticing Pinots you will try, and the mouthfeel and finish won't let you down. Deeeelicious.
The Combes wines are made by thoughtful young avant-garde wine producer, Oscar Hermann.
Sourced from excellent vineyards in the Yarra Valley and farther afield, Oscar takes a minimal intervention approach to his winemaking practices.
The wines coming out of his cellar are excellent. They are raw, energetic and show a distinct sense of place. Each bottle you open feels like it's a living thing. Each vineyard he showcases shines in the glass.
As Mike Bennie once wrote about his eclectic suite of wines, "you should dive in."