PINOT NOIR 2012
We planted this special quarter Hectare block in our vineyard in 1989, with an extremely close 1.2 x 1 metre spacing.
These vines are hand pruned, dressed and harvested. Made without added yeast, fining or filtration, this wine is estate bottled, with a limited production of 1,260 bottles.
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Lance’s Vineyard Close Planted Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2012. The ’89 planting with 1m x 1.2m spacing, wild yeast-fermented, and neither fined nor filtered. Deep crimson; this has incredible tension and energy within its ultra-long palate, savoury, spicy, foresty, stemmy nuances embroidered on the dark cherry fruit, tannins an extra bonus. Screwcap 13% alc. Rating 97 points. Cellar to 2025
Campbell Mattinson, Winefront Oct 2014
Close-planted block was established in 1989. Fermented wild and bottled without fining or filtration. 100% whole bunches. Foot stomped. 20 days on skins. 102 dozen made.
Dry, structural wine. Light in terms of fruit weight but highly complex, and lengthy. Won’t really hit its straps until it’s mature. Dried herbs, coffee, rhubarb, sweet-sour cherries, cranberry. Pops of dry spice. Succulent and seamless but with a bit of crackle and crunch to it. 13% Alcohol. Screwcap Closure. Drink 2018-2025+. Rated 95+ points