Another terrific wine from one of my favourite Yarra Valley winemakers, Simon Steele. This is as good as entry level Yarra Valley Pinot gets.
"Brilliant crimson red, light to medium intensity promising a delightfully enchanting young Pinot Noir. Lovely nose, highly perfumed wine with red cherry, five spice, mint and floral notes dominating the aromas. The palate has a core of red fruit flavours and the mouthfeel is lithe and energetic. Superb drinking with slinky fine tannins and a clean, fruit-driven finish. A wine made for immediate consumption that will improve with careful cellaring over the medium term (3-5 years)." Winemaker's notes.
An enormous amount of care is lavished on Medhurst’s wines, both in the vineyard and winery. All the fruit is grown on the estate and yields in the vineyard are super low. Picking is done entirely by hand and the wines I'm writing about today were all fermented using wild yeasts. This sort of attention and the resulting quality costs a lot of money, yet allthe wines are very modestly priced. The incredible value for money is no doubt a deliberate strategy, but one that can’t last indefinitely. Even at significantly higher prices I still think the wines will represent great value for money - at current prices they’re a steal!