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Yabby Lake Vineyard Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula 2006

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The 2006 Pinot Noir is a blend of MV6 Pommard and 115 Clones. MV6 and Pommard are chosen for their structure and complexity whilst 115 is selected for the layers of elegance it imparts on the final blend. The fruit was handpicked hand sorted and destemmed into traditional open fermenters for a 3-4 day cold soak. After minimal yeast inoculation with a diverse range of strains selected from Burgundy in France. The ferment was plunged up to three times per day depending on extraction levels. The temperature of fermentation peaked at 32C during which the wine was pressed after seven days post ferment maceration into barrel (30% new Troncais and Allier barriques) for Malolactic fermentation and ageing. It was racked once in the spring and bottle pre vintage 2008. This wine exhibits a great depth of colour. Ripe black cherry dark forest berries and asian spice with perfumed oak aromas. The palate displays a complex array of ripe small berry characters and spicy oak. The wine has excellent density and concentration and pin point balance. But it is the texture and mouthfeel of this wine that is impressive it rich and velvety with intense Pinot Noir fruit flavours and a powerful long but restrained finish. This Pinot Noir will age gracefully for at least ten years under ideal storage conditions. A classic from Yabby Lake.

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Yabby Lake International:
Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in 1998 on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, with the long-term goal of producing benchmark wines from the Burgundian varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Yabby Lake Vineyard is owned by Robert and Mem Kirby who have been intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades. The Kirbys are joined by two outstanding and renowned winemakers: Group ... Read more
Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in 1998 on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, with the long-term goal of producing benchmark wines from the Burgundian varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Yabby Lake Vineyard is owned by Robert and Mem Kirby who have been intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades. The Kirbys are joined by two outstanding and renowned winemakers: Group Winemaker Tod Dexter and Consulting Winemaker Larry McKenna. Tod and Larry are known for their relaxed and unassuming personalities, and they apply the same approach to their winemaking: they work with the grapes to develop beautiful and distinctly superior wines that are truly expressive of Yabby Lake Vineyard. The first vintage from Yabby Lake Vineyard was produced in 2002. Read less

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2.50 5
11/18/2009

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Yabby Lake Vineyard Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/21/2012

Light in texture, with a pure bead of blackberry, black pepper and iron overtones. Finishes long, with finesse and fine tannins. Drink now through 2012. -HS Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Victoria in Australia. 2006 Yabby Lake Pinot Noir 750ml



The 2006 Pinot Noir is a blend of MV6 Pommard and 115 Clones. MV6 and Pommard are chosen for their structure and complexity whilst 115 is selected for the layers of elegance it imparts on the final blend. The fruit was handpicked hand sorted and destemmed into traditional open fermenters for a 3-4 day cold soak. After minimal yeast inoculation with a diverse range of strains selected from Burgundy in France. The ferment was plunged up to three times per day depending on extraction levels. The temperature of fermentation peaked at 32C during which the wine was pressed after seven days post ferment maceration into barrel (30% new Troncais and Allier barriques) for Malolactic fermentation and ageing. It was racked once in the spring and bottle pre vintage 2008. This wine exhibits a great depth of colour. Ripe black cherry dark forest berries and asian spice with perfumed oak aromas. The palate displays a complex array of ripe small berry characters and spicy oak. The wine has excellent density and concentration and pin point balance. But it is the texture and mouthfeel of this wine that is impressive it rich and velvety with intense Pinot Noir fruit flavours and a powerful long but restrained finish. This Pinot Noir will age gracefully for at least ten years under ideal storage conditions. A classic from Yabby Lake.

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