2017 Tokar Estate Pinot Noir

  • Weight1.3 kg
  • DimensionsN/A
  • VarietyPinot Noir
  • Vintage2017
  • Bottle Size750ml

The Gruyere sub-region of the Yarra Valley where Tokar Estate sits produces a more savoury, dark fruited and structured Pinot Noir than other parts of the Yarra Valley.
Our Pinot Noir is made from the fruit of the two Pinot blocks at the entrance of Tokar Estate, planted in 1996 and 1998. The main difference between the blocks is the orientation, Pinot A faces West whilst Pinot B faces East. From one we get structure and power and the other provides prettiness. Both blocks are Pinot clone MV6 and are spur pruned on VSP trellis.

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve read 2017 was one of the greatest vintages the Yarra has seen. The slow and gentle ripening of the fruit gave the cellar plenty of time to make sure the right decisions were made. The Pinot was fermented as three small lots with slightly different processing (varying the level of whole bunch inclusion and the amount of destemmed berries, etc.). After a cold soak, the ferments were encouraged to proceed with wild yeasts followed by a post ferment maceration to build a structure that would carry the intensity of fruit. The wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for eight months where they underwent wild malolactic fermentation and remained on lees. The batches were kept separate until undergoing rigorous barrel selection shortly before bottling.

Sensory Analysis
The colour is of great depth and is bright and clear in appearance. The nose is dark, brooding and savoury as we expect from this part of the Yarra Valley but flecks of bright cherry and roses flash through providing relief. There’s a creaminess to the palate that works well with the fresh strawberries, raspberry fruit and smoky black tea. This is a finely balanced Pinot with a structure that will see it looking at its best with 10 years or so of age.

255 cases

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$45.00 per bottle

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