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2017 Soumah Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Upper Ngumby

$40.00

Pinot Noir is a very selective grape. It does not like the heat but likes the sun. It likes to be on well drained soils, so not good on flat landscapes. It likes warm days but more important, cooler nights. It is so demanding that only a few Australian regions can aspire to produce Pinot Noir of any pedigree. The Yarra Valley has attained that status over the decades and we have set out to support that reputation with selecting small patches of older wines from various Single Vineyard sites from across the Valley.

Varietals: Pinot Noir

Clones:  MV6, 115

Harvest: 7th & 14th March 2017

New Oak: 27% new French oak

Baume at Harvest: 12.5

pH at Harvest: 3.55

TA at Harvest: 6.0

The Upper Nygumby vineyard is near Yarra Glen. These older MV6 vines coupled with the 115 clone have produced a wine of elegant weight and subtle florals. The savoury cherries and wild herbs blend well and are supported by fine oak and acid length.

[2018 Vintage] –  Gold Medal (93 Points) by Wine Companion Magazine, Sept 2019

[2018 Vintage] – Gold Medal at Melbourne International Wine Show 2019

[2017 Vintage] –  Gold Medal (94 Points) by Wine Companion Magazine, Sept 2019

[2017 Vintage] – 95 Points by James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

[2017 Vintage] – In TOP 50 2017 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, 2018 The Real Review

[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 Perth Royal Wine Awards

[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards

[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 International Cool Climate Wine Show

[2016 Vintage] – 92 points by James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion

[2016 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards

“The vineyard, in Yarra Glen, slopes east and is protected from the afternoon sun. It’s a blend of MV6 and 115 clones, wild-fermented and matured in French oak (27% new) for 12 months. It’s a supremely elegant wine, with a full suite of red fruit/pomegranate flavours and silky tannins. Pure joy. It may be a while before we have another vintage as good as ’17.” (95 Points)
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020 [2017 Vintage]

“Gentle glacé raspberry fruits, a lovely juicy palate in a generous mode. It’s packed with pinosity and the buxom, perfectly ripe and lively palate is just very inviting. So likeable. Best drinking: Now to five years. 18/20 93/100.”
Oz Wine Review, April 2019 [2017 Vintage]

“Bright red colour. Fresh cherry and strawberry aromas with some oak. Firm at the moment. Needs time to soften.”
2018 Winewise Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Tasting – 4/5 stars [2017 Vintage]

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