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JOURNEY WINES Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2016

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93 points - CM 93 CM 93 points - HH 93 HH 91 points - MB 91 MB JOURNEY WINES Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2016 JOURNEY WINES Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2016

JOURNEY WINES Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2016

<strong>Damian North</strong> uses fruit from the cool, <strong>Upper Yarra Valley</strong> to craft his <strong>Journey Wines Pinot Noir</strong>. <br><br> And Journey is the right word. Before he studied winemaking, North was sommelier at landmark Sydney restaurants Tetsuya’s and Pier at Rose Bay. He followed his Pinot mojo to Oregon (after a few years at TarraWarra) and spent three years making nothing but at Benton-Lane Winery. He then spent five years at Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River. The journey came full circle when he arrived back in the Yarra Valley and attracted immediate attention with the fine Pinot Noir (and Chardonnay) he made in the difficult 2011 vintage.
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Damian North uses fruit from the cool, Upper Yarra Valley to craft his Journey Wines Pinot Noir.

And Journey is the right word. Before he studied winemaking, North was sommelier at landmark Sydney restaurants Tetsuya’s and Pier at Rose Bay. He followed his Pinot mojo to Oregon (after a few years at TarraWarra) and spent three years making nothing but at Benton-Lane Winery. He then spent five years at Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River. The journey came full circle when he arrived back in the Yarra Valley and attracted immediate attention with the fine Pinot Noir (and Chardonnay) he made in the difficult 2011 vintage.
  • Style: Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Code: JWPN
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: Australia

Region Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes during ripening. Site selection is crucial, with the best vineyards often located where the original vines were once planted, generally on sandy clay loams and gravels. The Yarra Valley is well known for high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Blends with Shiraz increasingly garnering attention. Sparkling wine production is also extremely important, with many of Australia’s finest examples produced in the region.
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