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Carlei Green Vineyards Pinot Noir 2004

Carlei Green Vineyards Pinot Noir 2004

Variety: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2004Harvest date: 5th, 13th, 15th & 25th April, 2004

Vineyard location: Yarra Valley, various

Oenological Data:
Harvest Beaumé: 13 to 13.5Total acidity: 7.52 g/l pH: 3.45

Alcohol: 13.5% alc/volProduction: 550 dozen

Winemaker’s Notes:
The fruit is from low yielding vines from three different sites in the Yarra Valley. After harvest, the grapes were totally destemmed and the berries were not crushed. The fruit from the different sites were divided into two batches and transferred into open wooden and stainless steel vats; the first part was fermented with introduced yeast, the other was allowed to naturally ferment with its indigenous yeast for up to thirty days on skins. From the different locations, each batch produced different flavour profiles, which were blended after 14 months maturation in new and used French oak.

Tasting Notes:
An excellent year provided Pinot Noir with classic aroma and flavour. Dark red fruits and cherries are tempered with fresh beetroot, a touch of sap and typical Yarra earthy notes. The palate follows this theme, everything wrapped in fine ripe tannins, finishing with very good acidity. The wine has a medium weight, is long and balanced with a silky texture and excellent structure. Attractive and juicy, it is a wine that is just starting to open and will continue to build complexity over the next 3 to 5 years.

Cellaring: 3 to 7 yearsPrinter Friendly PDF: PDF Download Carlei Green Vineyards Pinot Noir 2004

Awards and Reviews:

“Rich, ripe damson plum fruit on a full, round and fleshy palate; very good balance, structure and length; somehow retains elegance.” - 94/100 points

2008 Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday


Silver Medal Class 17 - 2005 Victorian Wines Show

Bronze Medal Class 20 - 2005 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

Bronze Medal Class 13 - 2006 International Cool Climate Wine Show


Carlei Green Vineyards Pinot Noir 2003

Carlei Green Vineyards Pinot Noir 2003

Variety: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2003Harvest date: 5th, 13th, 15th & 25th April, 2003

Vineyard location: Yarra Valley, various

Oenological Data:
Harvest Beaumé: 13 to 13.5Total acidity: 7.52 g/l pH: 3.45

Alcohol: 14.3% alc/volProduction: 500 dozen

Winemaker’s Notes:
The fruit is from low yielding vines from three different sites in the Yarra Valley. After harvest, the grapes were totally destemmed and the berries were not crushed. The fruit from the different sites were divided into two batches and transferred into open wooden and stainless steel vats; the first part was fermented with introduced yeast, the other was allowed to naturally ferment with its indigenous yeast for up to thirty days on skins. From the different locations, each batch produced different flavour profiles, which were blended after 14 months maturation in new and used French oak.

Tasting Notes:
A warmer year provided Pinot Noir at the riper end of the spectrum. Dark red fruits and cherries are tempered with fresh beetroot and typical Yarra earthy notes. The palate follows this theme, everything wrapped in fine ripe tannins, finishing with very good acidity. The wine has a medium weight, is long and balanced with a silky texture and excellent structure. A luscious, juicy wine that will build more complexity over the next 3 to 5 years.

Cellaring: 3 to 7 yearsPrinter Friendly PDF: PDF Download Carlei Green Vineyards Pinot Noir 2003

Awards and Reviews:

Grand Winner – 2005 Cathay Pacific Taste of Australia Wine Challenge, Hong Kong

Best of Pinot Noir – 2005 Cathay Pacific Taste of Australia Wine Challenge, Hong Kong

Top 100 New Releases – Gourmet Traveller Wine - Dec 2005, Huon Hooke

Bronze Medal Class 21 – 2005 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

“This needs time to open up. Then it reveals good, sweet ripe cherry flavour, which is slightly masked when young by some youthful tannins. A more structured Pinot than many. It’s best with food.

Put to the test, Top Aussie Red – SMH, November 8 th 2005 Huon Hooke

 

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