Nikkal Wines Pinot Noir 2018 (Yarra Valley, Victoria) "...Cherry, raspberry, rhubarb..."
Cherries, raspberries, rhubarb and a touch of spice all find a place to create a vibrant, full and generous wine with a velvety and fleshy texture.
Bursting with flavour, this is a supple wine with youthful juiciness. A blend of pinot noir grapes from four vineyard sites which truly captures the essence of the Yarra Valley. Each vineyard brings a different element to the wine, with the overall theme being bright fleshy fruit.
The four vineyards are:
- Roundstone Estate, Steels Creek
- Upper Ngumby, Yarra Glen
- Gist, Christmas Hills
- Willowlake, Gladysdale
I keep every parcel of fruit separate in the winery before and after fermentation. I keep the wine in barrel for six months before I bring the best of all the vineyards together to blend a deliciously succulent wine.
"Tasted these a while ago and thought I’d posted reviews; was surprised to find no mention of the Nikkal wines on the site. This one is Yarra Valley pinot noir from a good vintage, from a range of vineyard sites. Here we go: my notes simply say: “Cherry, apple, violet and beet, woodsy spices about the edges. Neat, compact, attractive.” I think you get the drift. It’s well made and delivers good varietal flavour." - 90 Points, Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)