Pinot is a fickle mistress, but we do love her so. Some of the smallest yields we’ve seen in decades, the 2020 vintage has delivered a Yarra Valley with heady perfume of lifted wild fruits and an elegant, fine boned structure. Can someone pass the Stilton?
Yarra Valley is a blend of declassified barrels from our grower vineyards and the Mac Forbes single vineyard sites. They represent a snapshot from across the valley and our vineyards. Generally, they can be enjoyed young but cellaring will reward with increased complexity.
The 2020 season in the Yarra Valley will forever be remembered as a highly unusual and impossible to predict vintage. Significant weather events during flowering meant low yields, and erratic temperatures in December and January saw unprecedented ripening behaviour across many varieties. February rains were both welcome and anxiety-inducing, but ultimately the maturity and stability of the vines in our best parcels allowed fruit quality to shine through.