Very bright purple hue, mid-crimson red. Good density. Highly aromatic blue and red fruits, lovely spices. The Pinot Noir component gives the wine the red fruit and the framework of tension/structure whilst the Shiraz adds the purple hue, plump soft blue fruits, juiciness and charm to the blend. This wine is designed to drink young, however due to such a fine season it will reward careful cellaring over the next 5+ years
Farm and Vineyard sits on the ancient mountain derived soils of the Gruyere sub-region in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The 150 hectare property was planted to 12.3 hectares of vines in 2000, with blocks ranging from 130 to 208m altitude. The six blocks were specifically chosen to suit each variety planted; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Aspect, soil type and sun exposure are all maximised to produce wines of exceptional poise, balance and character. Winemaker Simon Steele ensures the vineyard and the wines are cared for by hand with great attention to detail and bottled on-site.