In stock

Jaraman

Pinot Noir 2016

An elegant, perfumed expression of the Yarra Valley, this wine is well structured, full of juicy red fruit and violet characters, superbly balanced with smooth tannins.

More Information
Region Yarra Valley
Colour At release, the wine has a cherry red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges.
Nose There is a delicate perfume of Kirsch and dried strawberry with underlying dried bouquet garni.
Palate This is a light to medium-bodied wine with a supple yet generously flavoured palate.
Vintage Conditions In the Yarra Valley, dry conditions prevailed in the lead up to the season with a very warm spring leading to an early but even bud burst across all varieties. Warm weather in December and early January further hastened ripening. The second half of January and February were benign with good warmth but no excessive heat. A much appreciated strong rain event in late January kept vines hydrated and healthy. The effect of this weather forced an acceleration of ripening but also a retention of fresh acidity due to the cool nights. The winemakers report generous characters in the wines from this vintage.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in French oak hogsheads (30% new) for 9 months before being fined, filtered and bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 13.5
Acid: 6
Residual Sugar: 1.2
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Light
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2017
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Trophy
  • 2018
  • Stuttgart International Wine Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2017
  • Berliner Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Sakura Japan Womens Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Wine Master Challenge World Wine Contest
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Great American International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2017
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Cinve Awards
  • Gold
  • 2017
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • New York International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Korea Wine Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Monde Selection International Wine Contest
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • International Womens Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • awc Vienna International Wine Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Bacchus International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival International Judging
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • World Value Wine Challenge BTI
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • El Concurso International Vinus
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Hong Kong World Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • World Wine Championships Awards BTI
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2017
  • American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Global Pinot Noir Masters
  • Bronze
  • 2017
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Dan Berger International Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2017
  • Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2017
  • Japan Wine Challenge
  • Bronze
  • 2017
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2
  • Commended
  • Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    Jan 2018
    89 Points
    Spicy, soft and easy to drink. No great pretensions but it walks a highly drinkable line between complexity and overt simplicity; it has some interesting/spicy/savoury characters but the edges are soft. It creates a drinker-friendly environment. Meat, cherries, a touch of positive reduction, cranberry.
  • Mary Ann Worobiec, Wine Spectator

    Jan 2018
    88 Points
    Star anise, black licorice and chai tea flavors are spicy and robust, with a muscular body and a note of fresh earth. Balanced and focused on the finish, where the tannins firm up. Drink now through 2028.
  • Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    Jan 2018
    87 Points
    Medium-red colour with a slight purple tint. There's a sweet cherry and raspberry and gently pepperminty bouquet - a basket of fragrant herbs, one of which is mint. The same flavour permeates the palate. There's a concomitant hardness on the palate.
  • , Winestate

    Jan 2018
    4 Stars
    Earthy meaty nose has just a suggestion of cherry kernels and intensity of earthy/beetroot flavours on a long fresh palate.
  • , Winestate

    Jan 2019
    Earthy meaty nose has just a suggestion of cherry kernels and intensity of earthy/ beetroot flavours on a long fresh palate.