2018 Santolin ‘Gruyere’ Pinot Noir
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2018 Santolin ‘Gruyere’ Pinot Noir


“Fermented under the aegis of wild yeast in open pots before an elevage of 10 months on full lees in French wood (25% new). A pallid ruby, segueing to sour cherry, red plum, strawberry, orange zest and cranberry scents, before a juicy stream of acidity carries the fray long. A herbal twist, too, with wood smoke, turmeric and sandalwood sousing the finish. 92pts ~ Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.


This wine is produced from fruit grown on a single block in the Syme on Yarra Vineyard, Gruyere.

This wine has been hand crafted with minimal intervention.  Hand picking commenced on February 26th, 2018.  Not fined or filtered.  Suitable for vegans.


Varieties: 100% Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, ‘Syme on Yarra’ Vineyard, Gruyere, Lower Yarra Valley.

Alcohol: 13.0%

pH: 3.45

TA: 6.3g/l

Cellaring: 10+ years

Fermentation: Open pot fermenters using wild yeast

Oak Maturation: 10 months in 100% French oak – 30% new

Total Production: 130 dozen

Additional Notes: Suitable for vegans

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