When: The quality of grapes from this vineyard is exceptional. The red fruit flavours make this a delightful wine to drink young, but with some age you will see this wine come into its own. You don’t have to cellar it for long and you will start to see some more earthy characters build more complexity and intrigue in this pinot noir from Tibooburra, Yellingbo in the upper Yarra Valley.
Where: Pour yourself a glass of pinot noir at a table of duck confit or Peking duck, rich truffle or mushroom dishes or serve it with people who love to savour wash-rind stinky cheeses. The food you partner with this wine may be considered a little sophisticated, which will only make this moment all the more special.
Why: The only way to understand the fascination with this captivating grape is to take your time with it, to engage in discussion about it, to actively compare it with other pinot noir wines, and to drink it with the cuisine it works best with. Pinot noir is a journey and one of the most enjoyable wine journeys you can find.
Varietal: 100% pinot noir