This classically-styled pinot noir shows upfront raspberry and wild strawberry notes with complex, savoury spices such as clove and anise. Well-proportioned oak frames the background of dense, dark plums, briar and blackberry fruit. The palate is full and balanced, with plenty of polished tannin and an excellent, upright structure carrying a dense core of powerful fruit. The wine builds to a crescendo on the finish, persisting with delicious loganberry and spice flavours. The balanced structure and fine tannins make this an excellent match with a broad range of foods.
Established in 1998, Bellvale Wine is a family-owned business run by principal winemaker and viticulturalist, John Ellis. Situated in the lush Tarwin River Valley of South Gippsland, the area is acknowledged as one of Australia’s best pinot noir producing regions. The Bellvale label features two majestic oak trees that grace the centre of its vineyard. John aims to produce wines of the quality and integrity of the premium producers of the Burgundy region.