The Leydens Vale series of wines takes their name from John Leyden, one of the original land holders in the Pyrenees region of central / western Victoria in the 1890’s.
The Leydens Vale Reserve range represents the best parcels of estate grown fruit as selected by the winemaking team.
Pinot Noir- widely regarded as one of the noble grape varieties, capable of making some of the greatest wines in the world, not just from the old world, but also from the cool climates of Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Pyrenees of Western Victoria is one such cool climate district where the cool nights and warm days help the vine thrive and produce a uniquely subtle flavoured wine.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2012 Leydens Vale Reserve Pinot Noir shows a vibrant bright cherry red colour with startling clarity.
The nose shows complex characters of “sous-bois”, earthy leafy notes, strawberry, beguiling dark and maraschino cherry aromas to the fore, supported by soft oak in the background.
The palate follows through with cherry and berry -like flavours intertwined with spice, hints of mint, a medium bodied and full flavoured red wine that while drinking superbly now, will reward short term cellaring.
Try this wine with duck, pork and chicken dishes, or with a cheese platter.