Made with the same approach as the Reserve wine, this wine is produced from ten sites across TarraWarra and represents the essence of our vineyards.
The 2019 wines are characterised by vibrancy and opulence. Our Estate Pinot Noir 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.
2019 was an excellent vintage in the Yarra Valley. A slightly warmer season characterised by intermittent heat spikes followed by cool changes. February started with cooler conditions, a subsequent week of warmer weather accelerated ripening and frantic picking ensued. The fruit was in excellent condition at harvest. Yields were 8 tonnes per hectare. Careful vineyard management gives the fruit the qualities that are a hallmark of TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir.
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.