2020 Rob Hall Harriet’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Year 2020

Denomination Pinot Noir

Producer Rob Hall Vineyard

Region Australia, Victoria, Yarra Valley

Variety Pinot Noir

Alcohol 13%

Size 750ml

Serving temperature 18/20 °C

Type Red

Pairing Beef, Veal, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

The nose has quite complex aromas, dark fruits, Christmas pudding, the clichéd forest  floor, some mushroom notes. The palate is savoury, complex and structured; it will cellar very well. 


Harvest 21st & 26th February 

Fermentation 85% of blend fully de-stemmed, 15% full whole bunch. All ferments with naturally occurring yeast. Plunging once per day early in ferment, some drain and return via gravity late in ferment. Typically 3-4 weeks on skins. Pressed to tank and settled for around 2 days before racking to barrel.

Maturation 50% in 1yo Puncheons, remainder in old hogsheads.

The vineyard is managed in sections, some areas being quite vigorous, while others  much less so. These areas are picked separately to create different batches in the winery. 

In the winery a variety of fermentation techniques are used, to create options for this  blend. A batch that underwent extended maceration ended up being the predominant  component in the blend, giving a savoury and structured backbone to the wine. A small  batch of 100% whole bunch ferment adds complexity to the aroma and chalky tannins to  the finish.