Pinot noir 2012

Published on August 27, 2015

tasting notes

Appearance: Translucent bright red.
Nose: Typical Pinot with tobacco overlaying rose petals and violets.
Palate: Luscious and succulent with yet again flavours of tobacco, laced with raspberries, roses and some French oak. Long, slightly firm finish.

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2014 – 2017


  • Bronze medal winner at the international Wine Challenge 2014 in Vienna.


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.


A cool, wet spring was followed by a cool, ideal summer.
With perfect cropping levels and grapes
developing with balance and style we really
expected one of these perfect vintages we only get every few years.
But heavy rain started a week before vintage and hardly stopped for three weeks.
Pinot noir had to be picked during a short break in the rain, and at slightly lower sugar level than we were aiming for.
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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: 12.7%, TA: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.54