Pinot noir 2010

Published on November 12. 2011

tasting notes

Again a Pinot of great richness and depth of flavour. I shows red and dark berrie favours, lovely French oak, a fine texture and excellent balance. Long, lush finish. It will gain complexity as it ages.

best drinking

2012 – 2015


  • Silver Medal Mondial du Pinot Noir 2011
  • Gold Medal winner at the international Wine Challenge in Vienna
five glasses

93/100 James Halliday: Wine companion 2013


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.


An above warm and wet August saw a very promising growing season start on the dot 1st of September and flowering and fruit set had perfect conditions. But summer came early with a very hot and dry November, December and January. Eventually, in February we received some good rainfall. Vintage began early, on 2nd of March and Pinot was all picked by mid-March. Flavour and tannin ripeness was very good and sugar levels to our delight slightly lower than in the past years. Overall 2010 was a very good year with few problems.
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Fermented in small batches, hand plunged and pressed in a traditional basket press. The wine is matured in French oak barriques for 15 months and bottled unfiltered.
Alcohol: 13.8%,