- Single vineyard wine from Tarrawarra in the lower Yarra. Spur pruned MV6, 777, D4V6 and G5V15 clones on sandy loam soils with north western aspect at 140m elevation.
- Entirely destemmed. Cold soak and fermentation in open fermenters. Selected yeasts. Hand plunged. Large format oak. 30% new Damy Alliers French oak for 11 months on lees.
'This is the “lower Yarra” version of The Wanderer Pinot Noir. Not to be confused with the Upper Yarra rendition. Andrew Marks makes such fine pinot. This is herbal and sappy and yet it has a kind of Apple polish to it; everything is neat and thoughtfully shaped; it takes a multi-faceted motor and makes it look smooth and simple. Fresh herbs, cranberry, sour cherry, twig-like notes. There’s oak here, both smoky and spicy, though it’s barely detectable. Acidity has the chatter of a busy cafe. You’re buying and drinking well here.'
93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com