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Yarra Valley

2020 De Bortoli Riorret Lusatia Park The Abbey Pinot Noir

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Open ferment, 18 days maceration, matured on fine lees in new and used casks for 10 months. Gravity at all stages. Vegan/vegetarian friendly. Moves in a different circle to its Lusatia Park sibling. The Abbey Vineyard roams the dark side where there is undergrowth and mushrooms on the forest floor. Shades of cranberry, dried flowers, musk, rhubarb to start. Slides into dark and savoury territory from then on. Tight as Read more
Critic Reviews
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95 POINTS
Jeni Port - Halliday's Wine Companion

Open ferment, 18 days maceration, matured on fine lees in new and used casks for 10 months. Gravity at all stages. Vegan/vegetarian friendly. Moves in a different circle to its Lusatia Park sibling. The Abbey Vineyard roams the dark side where there is undergrowth and mushrooms on the forest floor. Shades of cranberry, dried flowers, musk, rhubarb to start. Slides into dark and savoury territory from then on. Tight as

Expert Review
95 POINTS
James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion

Riorret is terroir spelt backwards, but its method of vinification (‘it’s harder to do nothing’, says Steve Webber) and the particular climate of ‘17 make terroir of secondary consequence. This is a stylish wine of length, a particular spicy forest fruit character the driver

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Tasting Notes

Bright medium red. Quite pure with hints of blueberry, raspberry, game and woods

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Winemakers Note

The Abbey Vineyard at Tarrawarra is one of the Yarra Valley's premium vineyard sites. It typically produces brooding dark fruited Pinot Noir with power and charm.

Hand sorting of fruit to ensure perfect fruit reaches the open fermenter. 18 days of maceration. Matured on fine lees in new and used casks for 10 months. Gravity at all stages.

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