Indigo Vineyard Blue Label Beechworth Pinot Noir 2019
90 POINT RATED GARY WALSH BEECHWORTH PINOT NOIR FROM 5 STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY
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- 90 POINT RATED GARY WALSH THE WINE FRONT
- NEW VINTAGE RELEASE BEECHWORTH PINOT NOIR
- HIGHLY RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- PREVIOUS VINTAGE 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
Light in colour but real presence. On the nose herbs and woodsmoke give way to subtle cherry and hints of anise. It has a velvety texture, tannic but flush with foresty fruit.
90 Point Rated - Gary Walsh The Wine Front
"Lovely colour, is indigo. When I was a kid, I used to fill my fountain pen with Parker’s ‘Royal Blue’ ink, which was more or less indigo in colour when it dried. Strawberries and fresh mint, some spiced cedar and vanilla perfume. It’s light, sweet strawberry with some squished red fruit, a little sappy acidity, soft tannin and a moderate finish, a little earth and spice coming through. Nice to drink. Easy going."
Highly Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"The colour is quite pale and the bouquet has earthy, dried herb, savoury notes. The palate is lean and sinewy, lacking richness and fruit-weight. Clean and well-made, but lacks depth. Approached as a very light-bodied red, and served with - say - fish, it could be quite fun."
The Indigo Vineyard is located 12km’s from Beechworth in the foothills ofthe Victorian Alps. The cool, dry climate and the soils which vary from granite to clay loams lend themselves to high quality Pinot Noir. The vineyard site is at an elevation of 350 metres. The wine is a blend of 3 clones, 114,115 & MV6.
Good winter rains provided great soil moisture for the growing season. The Indigo sheep were in the vineyard over winter keeping the grass down whilst adding fertiliser to our soils. Budburst began in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in mid-September and was even across all varieties. In early November there were four frosts but damage was averted with the use of frost sprinklers. After a dry spring, December delivered above average rainfall. January heated up accelerating ripening but was settled and benign with warm dry temperatures throughout the harvest period, except for a solitary storm in late February. We picked our Pinot Noir on the 12th and 13th of February. Harvest continued into March with the later varieties coming off with Cabernet and Petit Verdot finishing a relatively uncomplicated harvest on March 21. Fruit quality, yield and ripeness was excellent, surpassing expectationsin some varieties, and especially heartening after a relatively challenging growing season
Fruit was hand-picked and about 25% whole bunches were used in the ferment. Maturation was in French oak with 30% in new oak and the balance in barrels of varying age from a variety of coopers. Minimal intervention is required to maximize pinotcharacters and to allow the soils and the character of the region to be displayed.
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|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar mid term|
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