Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Pen.

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Overview

Our philosophy is to craft single vineyard wines of great purity and character, reflective of our site and the season in which it was grown. It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing this expression.

The 2017 vintage is a classic in the making. A mild but windy spring led into a cool summer and extended autumn. The wines are classically proportioned and destined for a long life.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 96 - James Halliday Published 01 July 2018

A mix of clones, open-fermented with a small percentage of whole bunches (less than 5%), 15 days on skins, matured for 11 months in French puncheons (20% new). Bright, clear crimson; more immediately accessible than Block 6, and likely to remain so. It's floral and fragrant, with bright red fruits running smoothly like a stream, pebbles (aka tannins) on its bed in no way breaking the flow.

Winery Tasting Notes

Deep crimson, the bouquet opens with pure red fruits, berry coulis characters and a fragrant floral lift. The palate is finely structured, with the finest of tannins running through and a line of cherry, wild strawberry and a host of tightly packed red berry fruits. Polished and poised, the glossy sheen of subtle French oak is beautifully integrated in the background. Super silky, with incredible length and purity, we expect the best from this wine in 6-8 years, but it will carry for many years after that.

Vintage
2017
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Yabby Lake is a dynamic Australian wine producer intent on crafting wines with a genuine sense of identity. We own vineyards in three distinct regions of Victoria, producing single vineyard wines under the Yabby Lake and Heathcote Estate labels. Red Claw and Cooralook are regional expressions of Mornington Peninsula, Heathcote and the Strathbogie Ranges.

Founded by the Kirby family, the Yabby Lake business is now headed up by Chief Winemaker and General Manager Tom Carson with a dedicated team of the industry's most experienced wine professionals working to deliver the Kirby family vision.

The first chapter of this exciting Australian wine story started in 1992 when the Kirby family planted its first vineyard at Red Hill on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades, it was only natural that founders Robert and Mem Kirby would plant their first vines in the area.

In 1998, after much searching and careful planning, the Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in the sub-region of Moorooduc.

One year later, a rare and special parcel of land on the ancient Cambrian soils of Heathcote was planted with the sole objective to grow and craft one wine - a single vineyard shiraz.

Around the same time, the family also purchased the original Mount Helen Vineyard in the Strathbogie Ranges.

The Kirby family began working with viticulturist Keith Harris and soon engaged Larry McKenna to oversee the early vintages. Renowned Mornington Peninsula winemaker Tod Dexter was employed in 2004, applying his specialist knowledge of the region.

In 2008, after a decade of careful planning of the family's wine interests, Robert and Mem handed control of the family's vineyards and established labels to their children Nina and Clark.

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