Robert and Mem Kirby established the Yabby Lake Vineyard in 1998. This Single Vineyard Cuvée is named after their daughter Nina, and it is the fourth release of this wine.
The 2018 season was characterised by a warm and extended summer. The wines are
intensely flavoured, yet poised and balanced, ensuring their longevity.
|Variety||46% Chardonnay (I10V5 clone), 45% Pinot Noir (G5V15, MV6)|
|Block||Hand picked from Block 4|
|Soil||Sandy Clay Loam with iron shot stone and light medium clay|
Traditional Method. Whole bunch pressed, only the cuvée used (512.5L/t). Primary fermentation in stainless steel before bottling and secondary fermentation in bottle for three years on lees.
Assemblage: 47% 2018 chardonnay, 44% 2018 pinot noir, 9% reserve wine (2012 vintage - 5% chardonnay, 4% pinot noir).
From the classic 2018 vintage, this is a wine of great delicacy and finesse. A fine, dry aperitif style, the
extended time on lees imparts wonderful complexity and texture. Pure, with incredible line and length, the
wine has a poised, lingering finish.