Pinot Noir
Vol. 1
Mixed 3 Pack
Victoria

$99.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2019 Gembrook Hill ‘Village’ Pinot Noir
1 bottle 2018 Hurley ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir
1 bottle 2018 Athletes of Wine ‘Vino Athletico’ Pinot Noir

2019 Gembrook Hill ‘Village’ Pinot Noir: A wine full of life, purity and joy. It’s a pleasure to drink. A wonderful introduction to the Gembrook Hill range this wine is handled gently in the winery and captures the essence of the Upper Yarra Valley. The palate is super silky and dangerously drinkable. It’s all about red fruits – Strawberries, raspberry and cherry with a subtle savoury underlay.

2018 Hurley ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir: Vibrant colours provide a nice visual appearance. The palate is packed with character. Starts with red fruits softly moving a little black – redcurrant, strawberry, cranberry and cherry mix with star anise, dried leaf and deep organic soil. The palate is free flowing and wonderful. There’s a wonderful freshness to the acid and a fine, very silky buffer of tannin.

2018 Athletes of Wine ‘Vino Athletico’: Nice list and high toned notes combining fruits and soft floral characters. The palate has the same elements, but with a lovely savoury twist and complexity. Damp earth, smoke and game. Fine tannin hold the shape and there is some sprightly acidity.

Producer Profile

Gembrook Hill
Gembrook Hill winery was established in 1983 by Ian and June Marks. In more resent years, son Andrew Marks has joined the team and continued the pursuit for excellence. Based in in the Upper Yarra Valley Gembrook makes fantastic wines across the range, but year in year out the Pinot Noirs always catch my attention.

Hurley
Tricia Byrnes and Kevin Bell first planted vines at their Balnarring property on the Mornington Peninsula in 1998. The sole intention was to create three single vineyard pinot noirs. Their philosophy centres around respect of the environment as they see their most important role is viticulture. Their wines are from three separate vineyards with slightly different aspects that are planted with different clones of pinot noir. In addition to this they make the 'Estate' Pinot Noir which is sourced from all three vineyards.

All the wines are de-stemmed, carefully to retain whole berries. An aqueous cold soak is carried out at around 10-14°C for 5-7 days after which time there alcoholic fermentation begins during which time the must is hand plunged twice a day. There are no additions to these wines except for a small amount of sulphur at bottling. Oak maturating proceeds the pressing for around 18 months.

Athletes of Wine
The Athletes of Wine are Matt Brooke and Liam O’Brien, two well-known Melbourne sommeliers, who in the winter of 2007 jumped at the opportunity to tend and nurture a plot of vines in the Macedon Ranges. For over 10 years they have made consistently delicious wines for our enjoyment!

Description

Review

Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2019 Gembrook Hill ‘Village’ Pinot Noir
1 bottle 2018 Hurley ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir
1 bottle 2018 Athletes of Wine ‘Vino Athletico’ Pinot Noir

2019 Gembrook Hill ‘Village’ Pinot Noir: A wine full of life, purity and joy. It’s a pleasure to drink. A wonderful introduction to the Gembrook Hill range this wine is handled gently in the winery and captures the essence of the Upper Yarra Valley. The palate is super silky and dangerously drinkable. It’s all about red fruits – Strawberries, raspberry and cherry with a subtle savoury underlay.

2018 Hurley ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir: Vibrant colours provide a nice visual appearance. The palate is packed with character. Starts with red fruits softly moving a little black – redcurrant, strawberry, cranberry and cherry mix with star anise, dried leaf and deep organic soil. The palate is free flowing and wonderful. There’s a wonderful freshness to the acid and a fine, very silky buffer of tannin.

2018 Athletes of Wine ‘Vino Athletico’: Nice list and high toned notes combining fruits and soft floral characters. The palate has the same elements, but with a lovely savoury twist and complexity. Damp earth, smoke and game. Fine tannin hold the shape and there is some sprightly acidity.