Another terrific wine from one of my favourite Yarra Valley winemakers, Simon Steele. This is as good as entry level Yarra Valley pinot gets.
"Bright ruby red in appearance with a lovely crimson hue. Red cherry, five spice and floral notes dominate the aromas."
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 all the 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 Medhurst wines represent great value for money - at current prices they’re a steal!