Back in 2018 I was fortunate enough to visit several vineyards in the Yarra Valley of Victoria, Australia. The area is situated approximately 15 miles northeast of Melbourne and is famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The first vineyard on that tour was Yering Station, the oldest vineyards in the area. Therefore, it is appropriate that Yering Station Village Pinot Noir 2017 (£20.00) is our first inductee into the ‘Wine of the Month’ Hall of Fame.
This 100% Pinot Noir showcases the bright, fresh, and fruity style that the area is renowned for producing. The grapes are de-stemmed and are whole berry fermented, this is to avoid extracting hard tannins from the grape skins. The result is a medium bodied wine, with flavours of red fruit, floral notes of violet, and silky chocolate on the finish from French oak barrels.
This wine goes great with foods with strong umami flavours, such as mushrooms, duck and game. This is a sentimental wine to me. It just so happens that it is one of my favourite grape varieties from one of my favourite regions. A must try and available at Grape and Grain now