Darker wild ferment red fruit aromas of plums and blueberries, supported by hints of cedar oak. Supple, silky textured wine with fine velvet, powdery tannins producing a long finish. Excellent Pinot well priced for the quality. Four clones D5V12, D4V2, 115 and MV6. 90% destemmed with 10% whole bunch (semi carbonic maceration), then cold soaked for 4-5 days. Wild fermentation in open vats, four weeks on skins. Pumped over. Pressed at dryness to French barriques (20% new, 80% older) for 12 months maturation.
Lyons Will Estate Pinot Noir 2021, Macedon Ranges, Vic
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.