The Yal Yal Rd Pinot Noir a very aromatic, bright and complex wine in which raspberry, strawberry and red cherry flavours predominate. The long palate is rich and textured and the tannins tight and balanced.
Similarly to the chardonnay, the Yal Yal Rod Pinot Noir fruit was carefully selected. The grapes were destemmed but not crushed and then underwent pre-fermentation cold maceration over the first week. Wild fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks which were gently plunged twice a day. The grapes were pressed at dryness, settled and racked to all French barriques, 25% of which were new. After undergoing natural malolactic fermentation, the Pinot was matured in barrique for twelve months before finishing and bottling.
Lovingly tended, single estate vineyard. Hand picked and pruned, our focus is on smaller yields for optimal quality so that our fruit has outstanding flavour and intensity. The wine making process is minimalist and reflects the unique character of the vineyards terroir.
2014 Yal Yal Rd Pinot Noir – 92 points
“Light colour, but still holding red-purple hue; estate-grown, the wine has a distinctive perfumed bouquet with exotic oriental spices, the palate with drive to the point of outright urgency; interesting wine with an interesting future.” – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2016
Yal Yal Estate is a picturesque, boutique vineyard located at Merricks on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Working with renowned winemaker, Sandro Mosele, Liz and Simon Gillies launched the Yal Yal Rd label in 2010. Established in 1997, the vineyard focuses on low yield, single estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that reflects the unique character of Yal Yal Estate’s terroir.