AT A GLANCE
Bark, Eucalyptus, Gumnuts
Textured & Savoury, Red, Medium-bodied
Poultry, Mushroom Pasta, Cheese and Charcuterie
James Halliday Wine
A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
Using only the finest fruit from select blocks at our Highbow Hill Vineyard, this wine has concentrated berry fruit flavours and fine tannin
Gary BaldwinWinemaker at Large
Peter DillonDirector of Winemaking
THE FINER DETAILS
Using only the finest fruit from select blocks at our Highbow Hill Vineyard, this wine has concentrated berry fruit flavours and fine tannin.Download Tasting Notes
2015 was a strong vintage in the Yarra Valley. Mild conditions in spring allowed excellent fruit set and yields were good. Continuing cool and mild conditions promoted good flavour development balanced with fine acid. It was generally dry and disease pressure was low. Our Yarra Valley Pinot Noir harvest began in late February.
This is a single vineyard, single clone wine (MV6). The fruit was destemmed and cold soaked before fermentation by wild yeasts in open fermenters. The ferments were hand plunged twice daily. The wine was matured in French oak barriques, about 40% new, for 10 months.
Yarra ValleyVictoria, Australia
One of Australia's premier cool climate wine regions, the Yarra Valley encompasses such diverse topography that it can produce premium quality fruit in a range of grape varieties.Read more about the Yarra Valley
Highbow Hill Vineyard is made up of 40 hectares of established vines planted on rolling hills just north of the Yarra Valley.
Soils are sandy loam over clay and gravel over mudstone.
The long driveway meanders through the vines to the residence and provides uninterrupted views of the lake-sized dam and surrounding panorama.Read more about the Yarra Valley
THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL
THE TIERSINGLE VINEYARD
GIFTING • CELLARING • RARE
These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.
The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.
OBJECTBark, Eucalyptus, Gumnuts
The landscape of Highbow Hill Vineyard features established vines planted on rolling hills.
Eucalyptus and gum trees are widespread with a diverse range of soils ranging from sandy loam to yellow clays.