Pinot noir 2002

Published on November 17, 2005

tasting notes

Appearance: Medium dark red. Nose: Dominated by raspberry and thyme with spicy characters.
Palate: Full and complex, with soft cherry and steamed plum aromas, silky tannins and good length.

best drinking

2004 – 2008


Perceptively light savoury/foresty style; spicy flavours and good length.
87 /100. -James Halliday: Winecompanion 2005


Sarsfield Estate Vineyard is located in the Lakes and Wilderness area of East Gippsland, Victoria. Vines and crop levels are carefully managed to produce grapes of the highest quality.


2002 was a good year for Pinot noir, which liked the cool weather. It could be picked before heavy rain set in in autumn.


Fermented in small batches, hand plunged and pressed in a hand-operated basket press. The wine is matured in French oak barriques for 18 months and bottled unfiltered.
Alcohol: 14.1%, Titr. Acidity: 6.0 g/L, pH: 3.53