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VINEYARD:  Highbow Hill, Yarra Glen (62%)

                          Hutchinson Vineyard, Yarra Glen (31%)

                          Swallowfield Vineyard, Gembrook, Upper Yarra (7%)


WINEMAKING:  Crafted from three premium Yarra Valley sites, combining both MV6 and D2V4 (pommard) Pinot Noir clones. The first parcel was hand-picked on the 20th of February, with the final parcel coming in on the 1st of April. All batches were fermented wild utilising different ratios of whole-bunches, the final blend equating to 25%. Matured in French oak puncheons (30% new), where it saw 10 months élevage prior to bottling.


TASTING NOTES:  Vivid ruby in colour, this wine delivers broody aromas of black cherry, sweet spices, amaro, wild fennel and vanilla bean. The palate reveals an array of raspberry, bouquet garni and sandalwood. It's delicately poised with fine, dusty tannins, harmonious acidity and exceptional length.


PEAK DRINKING: Present - 2030+



ALC/VOL: 13.2%

TA: 6.17 g/L

pH: 3.41


620 dozen produced

2021 Fetherston Estate Pinot Noir

  • 'A light–medium ruby red. A gorgeous wine from the outset, this opens with aromas of spiced raspberries, a hint of cinnamon, lavender and violets. Equally impressive on the palate. Simultaneously creamy and with silky tannins, this tapers into a long, satisfying finish.'

    95 points

    - Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion


    'Upper Yarra Pinot Noir is always a bit light on, in a good way, but there’s a touch more fruit-oomph to this release. It’s still slender but its cranberried flavours are flushed through with red cherry, crushed roses and sweet herbs, and while at times I also saw cedarwood oak it kept disappearing back into the wine. That’s never a bad sign. Tannin is fine and deceptively assertive – it takes time and air to really show itself properly – and length is sound plus. With time this wine will build flesh and once it has I’d expect it to tip over onto gold medal status. Regardless of scores this is a wine that will mature beautifully.'

    93+ points

    - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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