Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2008 (6 x 750mL), Victoria

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

Our very charming enfant terrible; Innocent Bystander is made to be drunk while watching the world go by. They are playful and exotic wines made in earnest.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Pinot Noir is a versatile red wine because it relies more on acidity than tannin (it's tannins that clash with the oil in fish). This voluptuous, fragrant pinot will handle a piece of barbecued salmon just as well as a fancy duck dish. Greg Duncan Powell Grazia 3 Aug-09

4 Stars. From Giants Steps in the Yarra Valley. Innocent Bystander is its casual drink-now label. This has foresty pinot aromas with plum and strawberry fruit, an easy palate that's refreshing, finishing lightly grippy. Ralph Kyte Powell Epicure - The AGE 22 Jul-09

92 Points. Really bright colour and lovely vibrant fruit; young, juicy and lots of fun with a touch of spice playing support to delicious cherry fruit; certainly a wine to be enjoyed and not necessarily in moderation. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09

90 Points / Top 100 Wine $20 or Less / Top 10 Pinot Noir $25 or Less full of delicious rose-like aromas perched atop bright flavours of cherry, strawberry and toast. Lots of grapey tannin and good balance. Will be excellent in time. Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh Big Red Wine Book 2009/2010 May-09

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Dark cherries, cranberry juice, fresh raspberries, nutmeg, cinnamon, truffles, with underlying meaty, wet earth and mushroom characters.

Palate

Juicy, succulent fresh berries with a slippery, rich and slightly tart finish.

Food Matching

Char grilled quail and rosemary, Peking duck pancakes, San Daniele prosciutto.

Vintage
2008
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.9%

Winery Profile

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Innocent Bystander is an independent Yarra Valley based winery producing wines from its own managed and contracted vineyards, focusing on Chardonnay & Pinot Noir alongside emerging varietals and blends including Pinot Gris, Moscato, Sangiovese Merlot & cool climate grown Shiraz Viognier.

Why Innocent Bystander?

Owners the Sexton family work with a group of winemakers and viticulturalists who eschew the bland direction and market dominance increasingly exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups.

In a nutshell, they see themselves as Innocent Bystanders.

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