2010 Pinot Noir
Delicate perfumed fragrance, fruity but fine. On the palate elegant strawberry cherry fruit combines with a surprising powerful forest floor palate and ends in a long velvety finish.
Extract from Huon Hooke's feature article 'A year to Remember' in The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living, 25th October 2011.
"another stunner was Gembrook Hill: a great wine with a fairly pale hue but tremendously complex, meaty and brandied-cherry aromas, ethereal and delicious like a Vosne-Romanee. Extraordinarily perfumed, light and ultra-refined, it's a lesson in how pale colour is no disadvantage for this grape""
100% destemmed, 33% new oak used.
Bottled February 2011.
The current vintage has turned out to be one of the best ever, with ripe and healthy fruit with beautiful fruit flavours.
This was despite the promise of hail, smoke, European wasps and unseasonal heavy rainstorms.
We picked the earliest ever, with chardonnay harvest for sparkling wines in late February, and pinot and sauvignon blanc picked by 20th March.
The D.S.E. was most co-operative in holding burning off operations nearby until after the vintage was finished.