Toolangi Pinot Noir 2018 Victoria Yarra Valley
Toolangi Pinot Noir 2018 – The 2018 Toolangi Pinot Noir is made by winemakers Franco D’Anna (Hoddles Creek) and William Lunn (Yering Station). These two immensely talented winemakers have taken full advantage of the vintage’s nigh on perfect growing conditions, creating a terrific value with loads of gluggable, lip-smacking juicy red berry and bramble fruit, bright acidity and supple tannins.
Toolangi Pinot Noir 2018
The 2018 Toolangi Pinot Noir is made by winemakers Franco D’Anna (Hoddles Creek) and William Lunn (Yering Station). These two immensely talented winemakers have taken full advantage of the vintage’s nigh on perfect growing conditions, creating a terrific value with loads of gluggable, lip-smacking juicy red berry and bramble fruit, bright acidity and supple tannins.
Located in the northern Yarra Valley region of Dixons Creek, Toolangi Vineyards is a special site for growing grapes. Sheltered by the Toolangi state forest on one side, the vines are positioned on undulating slopes and the block design follows the natural curve of the land. Planted in 1995, with additional plantings in 2001, the site produces premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Toolangi vineyards operates on the principals of sustainable and holistic viticulture so the wines capture the spirit of this special vineyard and reflect each season.
Purchased in 2017 by Rochford owner and CEO Helmut Konecsny, Toolangi now has a permanent cellar door at 400 Gradi Yarra Valley. The vineyard consistently produces some of the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz in the Yarra and Rochford Wines very pleased to be working alongside its new sister vineyard.
Situated in the northern Yarra Valley sub-region of Dixons Creek, our vineyard is a fraction warmer then the southern Yarra Valley regions. We grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz vines on a mixture of own roots and rootstocks. The original plantings were done in 1995 with additional plantings in 2001 done by chief viticulturist John Evans, who manages vineyard today with a sustainable and holistic approach. John and the team work to keep the vines in optimal balance for each season. Shoot thinning is used to improve air flow through the canopy and optimise ripening, minimal spray intervention to foster the natural ecosystem in the vineyard and mulching under-vine maintain soil biodiversity.
Soil: Very fine silty clay loam topsoil, with richer clay silts in the sub-soil. The soil is restrained in elements which helps to create a balance between vine vigour and fruitfulness.
Climate: Cool climate (although fractionally warmer then the southern Yarra Valley regions) with moderate to high rainfall and humidity.
Aspect: Undulating slopes with northern to north westerly facing rows and blocks designed to channel air flow and drain excess water.
Vines: A mixture of own rooted plantings and rootstock. Chardonnay clones: I10V3 and Mendoza. Pinot Noir clone: MV6. Shiraz clone PT23
Australia, Victoria, Yarra Valley
$20 – $50