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2017 I Block Pinot Noir

2017 I Block Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
I Block
Harvest Date
11 March 2017
pH
3.46
Alcohol %
13.5

2017 I Block Pinot Noir

Hand picked and destemmed, the fruit is fermented in 3 tonne fermenters with 11 days on skins. Once complete, the wine is pressed out and transferred to barrel for 10 months maturation, before it is crossflow filtered and bottled on the Estate.

Opulent and vibrant fruit with cinnamon, and clove notes and underlying red berries on the nose. Beautifully textured and balanced, the palate delivers the same intense fruits as the nose, while retaining an enigmatic restraint and a long persistent finish.

A wine to drink and enjoy now or cellar for 10 or more years.

Site Selection: I Block was originally planted as an experimental block in 1989, with a number of different clones spread throughout. After many years the D5V12 was clearly the outstanding performer on this site. The wine is often a component of our Reserve wine, and in 2017 we decided it was the perfect candidate for a single vineyard wine.

Vintage Notes: 2017 was a later and cooler year in the Yarra Valley. January and February brought perfect ripening conditions, with temperatures in the mid to high 20’s, and cool nights during allowing for retention of acid and fine flavor development. Yields were 7 tonnes per hectare. The D5V12 clone ripens later than other Pinot Noir clones on the property.


Reviews:

HUON HOOKE Gourmet Traveller Wine, Dec/Jan 2020 Issue
This is the bargain of the trio of top 2017 Tarrawarra pinots. There's a touch of brick in the hue and the restrained bouquet has earthy savoury, smoked charcuterie nuances. Rich and medium-to-full bodied, with assertive tannins, supple and well balanced. 93/100

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2020 Jane Faulkner
At first the smoky-charry oak seems overt but it settles in as the richer flavours of spiced sweet cherries, dried herbs and prosciutto take hold. Fuller-bodied, good concentration without being heavy with detailed tannins, and all bodes well for ageing. 93 Points

LESTER JESBERG Winewise Pinot Noir Tasting, 9 Oct 2019
A complex pinot noir with attractive herbal notes and dark cherry varietal character. The palate is long and silky. A stylish, impressive wine.

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SKU: 17IBLOCK
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$270.00
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2017 I Block Pinot Noir

2017 I Block Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
I Block
Harvest Date
11 March 2017
pH
3.46
Alcohol %
13.5

2017 I Block Pinot Noir

Hand picked and destemmed, the fruit is fermented in 3 tonne fermenters with 11 days on skins. Once complete, the wine is pressed out and transferred to barrel for 10 months maturation, before it is crossflow filtered and bottled on the Estate.

Opulent and vibrant fruit with cinnamon, and clove notes and underlying red berries on the nose. Beautifully textured and balanced, the palate delivers the same intense fruits as the nose, while retaining an enigmatic restraint and a long persistent finish.

A wine to drink and enjoy now or cellar for 10 or more years.

Site Selection: I Block was originally planted as an experimental block in 1989, with a number of different clones spread throughout. After many years the D5V12 was clearly the outstanding performer on this site. The wine is often a component of our Reserve wine, and in 2017 we decided it was the perfect candidate for a single vineyard wine.

Vintage Notes: 2017 was a later and cooler year in the Yarra Valley. January and February brought perfect ripening conditions, with temperatures in the mid to high 20’s, and cool nights during allowing for retention of acid and fine flavor development. Yields were 7 tonnes per hectare. The D5V12 clone ripens later than other Pinot Noir clones on the property.


Reviews:

HUON HOOKE Gourmet Traveller Wine, Dec/Jan 2020 Issue
This is the bargain of the trio of top 2017 Tarrawarra pinots. There's a touch of brick in the hue and the restrained bouquet has earthy savoury, smoked charcuterie nuances. Rich and medium-to-full bodied, with assertive tannins, supple and well balanced. 93/100

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2020 Jane Faulkner
At first the smoky-charry oak seems overt but it settles in as the richer flavours of spiced sweet cherries, dried herbs and prosciutto take hold. Fuller-bodied, good concentration without being heavy with detailed tannins, and all bodes well for ageing. 93 Points

LESTER JESBERG Winewise Pinot Noir Tasting, 9 Oct 2019
A complex pinot noir with attractive herbal notes and dark cherry varietal character. The palate is long and silky. A stylish, impressive wine.

In Stock
Add To Cart
$45.00
 
SKU: 17IBLOCK
Add To Cart
$270.00
/ Case of 6