Shelmerdine Pinot Noir 2010 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC.

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Overview

A warm low yielding vintage provided tiny Pinot Noir berries with intense concentration, evident in the glass. The nose has lifted aromatics; bursting with violets, cherries and rose petals, hallmarks of Pinot Noir grown in the Upper Yarra Valley and Lusatia Park Vineyard in particular.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Clear crimson purple; seems to have largely escaped the smoke taint that destroyed much of the 09 vintage across the Yarra, perhaps due to the depth of the fruit flavour and gentle pressing. Exceptional achievement. Rating 91: Drink to 2015, James Halliday, Wine Companion 2012

The record of Shelmerdine pinot noir is a trifle lumpy but when they’re good, they’re excellent.

This is undoubtedly a good one. Structured, flavoursome, balanced and delicious. It’ll live and develop for a good while too. It tastes of sweet-sour cherries, mint and musk and spice. Terrrific varietal character. It’s essentially dry and savoury, almost autumnal, but the fruit is ripe and sweet. As a young pinot noir it’s almost perfect. Rated : 93+ Drink : 2013 – 2018, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (26/JUN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

A warm low yielding vintage provided tiny Pinot Noir berries with intense concentration, evident in the glass. The nose has lifted aromatics; bursting with violets, cherries and rose petals, hallmarks of Pinot Noir grown in the Upper Yarra Valley and Lusatia Park Vineyard in particular.

Palate

The fruit is supported by medium-toast spicy French oak. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied with pure dark cherries, extra spice, restrained oak and a lovely velveteen texture.

The Vineyard

The wine is sourced from Lusatia Park Vineyard near Woori Yallock, in the cool, elevated, south western corner of the Yarra Valley. The Pinot Noir reserved for this wine is mostly grown on north facing slopes from mature MV-6 clones planted in 1985, at spacing of 3000 vines per ha. Vintage 2010 was the sixth consecutive extremely low yielding vintage, at approximately 1.5 tonnes per acre, affording remarkable fruit intensity and persistence.

Vintage
2010
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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The Shelmerdine family has a long history managing high quality vineyards in Victoria, from the Nagambie Lakes region to the Yarra Valley and Heathcote. Each of our estate vineyards is managed to produce sustainable, low yields for the highest quality possible.

The variety of climates and soil types not only creates a diverse range of wine styles, it requires careful and adaptive viticultural expertise, to bring forth the best from each vine. Hand pruning, hand picking and training all give the vineyard workers intimate knowledge of every slope, and every clone. As is often said, the best fertiliser is the vigneron's footstep.

For three generations the Shelmerdine family has been among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers. Our vision is to embrace the honesty of the Australian terroir – the rocks, the soils, and the rhythm of the seasons – which impart their own identity into the wines.

Shelmerdine has vineyards in both Heathcote and the Yarra Valley showcasing the best varieties most suited to each region.

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