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2021 Rising Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, Vic

A plushly elegant Yarra Valley Pinot, gushing with minimal intervention vibes.

$35.00

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About

About This Wine

Sometimes wines can be true reflections of the people and places that made them. Winemaking in itself is a bit of a conundrum; why is it that the poorest soils, seem to produce the best wines?

This Pinot is a great example of both those premises. The Rising vineyard grows on barren soils, leached of any nutrients over time, yet with just enough clay to retain some moisture. The intense concentrated fruit that emerges though, is packed with structure and flavour.

With a minimal intervention philosophy Tony Fikkers lets the fruit speak for itself. What we have here is an earthy smoky wine, with red berries, and heaps of serious structure, that provide an hint to this wines longevity and complexity.

About Rising

Nestled on the outskirts of the St. Andrews township in the Yarra Valley, the Rising vineyard is a truly special and spectacular site.

Nutrient-poor soils, an ancient landscape and terroir, alongside gentle elevation all combine to provide vinous opportunity for those with the gumption to take it.

Anthony Fikkers is that man, a champion of minimal intervention winemaking from the vineyard through to the bottle.

Fikkers produces wines that speak of time and place, reflections of the vineyard and vintage from whence they emerged. With over a decade of Yarra experience at some of the who’s who of contemporary winemaking, he is a worthy custodian of this special place.

The Rising vineyard
The Rising vineyard
St. Andrews, Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

2021 was a goldilocks vintage where everything was just right; the resultant wines can be consumed young or cellared for a while—a vintage of balance, energy, and flavour.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Anthony Fikkers
Winemaker Anthony Fikkers
Yarra Valley, Vic
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A light cherry red, this has aromas of red cherry and strawberry fruit, a little white pepper and an earthy nuance. Medium bodied, with a solid core of fruit. Once the tannins (which are quite firm and solid at present) settle down and the wine opens up a little, this will look even better." Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

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