2011 Ryan Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Vibrant bright crimson. Fragrant and lifted with strawberry, cherry and blood plum. The wine dances on the palate with poise, purpose and impeccable balance exhibiting flavours of cherry, fennel, spice and cedar with subtle undergrowth characters. Light to medium body in structure, yet the wine shows incredible intensity, depth and length. Drink now and over the next six years.


The fruit for this wine was sourced jointly from Grassy Point vineyard and Marcus Hill vineyard on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Harvest occurred during March and the fruit was delivered to the winery in the late afternoon. The picking bins were placed in a refrigerated shipping container and chilled down over night.
The following day the fruit was de-stemmed separately to fermenters. The fruit was allowed to warm up of its own accord and after some initial early natural activity both batches were inoculated with an Active Dry Wine Yeast. Following a 7 day fermentation the wines remained in contact with the skins for a further 4 days and then each batch was pressed to tank for settling and then cleanly racked to French oak barrels (25% new oak) for maturation where natural malolactic fermentation occurred.
Following the 10 months in oak both batches were racked and assembled for bottling with no fining.


– 2014 James Halliday Wine Companion 92 points.
– 94 points Wine Showcase Magazine.

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  • Bottled February 2012
  • 150 dozen produced