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2012 Sticks No. 29 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

This wine really is something special if you are as nutty about Pinot Noir as we are. From 30-year-old vines this wine is all about delicacy and fragrance, subtlety and finesse. You’ll find lots of savoury and cherry aromas with earth before a vital palate of red fruits and soft tannins with a ridiculously long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Vinification

Fruit was harvested during the cool evening and early morning hours, due to the warmer daytime temperatures. Destemming the fruit to fermenter and encouraging slow onset of fermentation ensured great control of temperature and fruit extraction. Upon being sugar dry, the wine was pressed and 'racked' to oak for MLF & a maturation time of approximately 10 months. Each block / batch was then assessed and a blend assembled for the Sticks Pinot Noir you are currently enjoying today!

Maturation

Upon being sugar dry, the wine was pressed and 'racked' to oak for MLF & a maturation time of approximately 10 months.

Appearance

Vibrant maroon

Aroma

Cranberry, raspberry, blood plum, pastrami

Palate

Red cherry, spice, velvet

Alc/Vol: 13.7%

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2012 Sticks No. 29 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
2017
Australian Wine Companion 2012
93
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Classic pale but powerful pinot with strawberry varietals with a pleasing soft, full-lavoured palate running strawberry flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A deliberately restrained and light-bodied style; cherry/strawberry/raspberry fruits are sprinkled with spice, and lengthened by fine tannins
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92

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