Valentine - Lone Star Creek Pinot Noir 2019
Region: Yarra Valley
Grapes Pinot Noir
Dom Valentine has made wine with some of Germany’s leading producers. Now he explores lessons learnt when crafting wines from Victoria’s vineyards.
Medium dark red with purple. Perfumed, alluring, spice and violets. Flavours of dark fruits and graphite, graceful, textural and stony with fine tannin.
A modern Australian cool-climate style of Pinot Noir that has immediate appeal.
Fruit is hand harvested and destemmed with an average of 20% whole bunches included in the ferments. Natural yeast is encouraged to start the ferment before pump-overs and plunging commence once per day.
The skins are then pressed and settled overnight before being filled to French oak barrels of various sizes.
Maturation for nine months prior to blending in December 2018 and bottling without fining or
Yeast – Wild
MLF % – 100%
Maturation: French oak puncheons and hogsheads. 20% new, 20% 1-year old. 9 months.
No fining, no filtering.