Made with the same approach as the Reserve wine, this wine is produced from a different selection of fruit parcels and barrel combinations.The 2016 wines are distinctive for their full flavour from the warmer season, and this is no exception. It displays lifted raspberry aromas, with a hint of earthiness and subtle oak. The flavours combine full fruit with fine long tannins, finishing with the elegance and finesse that is the hallmark of TarraWarra Pinot Noir.
2016 vintage was warmer in January, however milder conditions and cooler nights persisted through February to harvest. Fruit was hand-picked in excellent condition, with high colour intensity and flavour expression.
The fruit was picked from various blocks with vines aged between 21 and 33 years old, grown on high north facing slopes to maximize sunshine hours. Northerly winds from Long Gully provide good air flow and favourable micro-climates across the Estate.