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Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

St Huberts

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

St Huberts

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$33.00
750 mL
$25.00
6 x 750 mL
$150.00

Overview

Overview

Hubert de Castella's passion for the Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest estate in the area. The wines enjoyed immediate and on-going success at wine shows both domestically and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that the Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine region and St Huberts was once again one of the pioneers.

St Huberts Pinot is usually designed to be a 'fuller' style Yarra Pinot, with more depth and concentration than many of our local brethren.

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2023
Winemaker Greg Jarratt

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Cherries and muddled strawberries sing from the nose. Background earthy aromas of forest floor and spicy oak add to the complexity & appeal.

Flavours and Palate

The wine is light to medium bodied and supple, with a lovely plush core of sweet fruit. Strawberries and red fruits uncoil preceding a gentle brush of velvety tannins on a finish. An unusually restrained and delicate St Huberts Pinot, reflecting an excellent mild vintage.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Pork
Duck
Cured Meat
Pasta
Salad
Pizza

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

93 points Jane Faulkner

Viticulture

Viticulture

A cool Spring followed by a mild Summer led to a late vintage in the Yarra Valley for 2017. Yields were average to below average, and the mild conditions led to steady ripening and good quality in all varieties.