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Seville Estate

Seville Estate Pinot Noir 2020 (Yarra Valley)

Seville Estate Pinot Noir 2020 (Yarra Valley)

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The 2020 Seville Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir has a vivid crimson colour, with lifted aromas of dark cherry, spice and lees complexity. Fine savoury tannins and a soft acid give an elegant finish.

Due to the tiny yields in 2020 the Old Vine Reserve Pinot Noir wasn’t made, instead the old vine production went into Seville Estate's first Dr McMahon Pinot Noir and this wine. The slightly different blend for this Estate has made it more earthy and complex than usual. One of our favourite wines from 2020 and think it is drinking great now and will only get better with a few more years. Drink 2023 – 2035.

“Diabolical quantities in 2020”, quips Dylan McMahon, “we didn’t make an Old Vine Reserve, but we did make a Dr McMahon pinot noir”. The first year for the pinot under the special label.

Gosh, I said, that’s beautiful, I said. It’s so silky, both the satiny side of silk and the one when you flip it over and feel that corduroy grip. Pretty red cherry fruits, a faint brambly boysenberry jam sweetness but that’s subdued and we get lots of black olive, rose hip tea, a bit of turned earth and autumn leaf notes. Bergamot tea-laced tannins in fine sheets. It delivers a seriously complex, detailed expression and seamless, long, elegant. A treat.
95 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, May 2022, Drink: 2022 - 2030+

A beautiful wine that pleases from the moment it is poured, with its bright hue, heady aromas and very fine palate. Expect wild strawberries and cherries, a flutter of dried herbs and woodsy spices, with exceptional tannins appearing light yet smooth. The palate is sheer elegance.
96 Points - Jane Faulkner, Hallidays Wine Companion, 13th August 2021

Wine Specifications

Variety: Pinot Noir

Size: 750mL

Region: Yarra Valley

ABV: 13.6%

Vintage: 2020

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Winery & Vintage Info

Dr Peter McMahon planted the first vines at Seville Estate in 1972, it marked the rebirth of the Yarra Valley as a premium wine region.
By the end of the decade, Dr McMahon and his wife Margaret, were producing wines that served to restore the well-established reputation the Yarra had enjoyed in the 19th century.

Surprisingly in a region more renowned for its red wines produced from Cabernet and Pinot Noir, it was the Seville Estate Shiraz that received the most attention, quickly becoming one of Victoria’s most sought after wines.

Peter and Margaret’s grandson, Dylan McMahon joined Seville Estate in 2000, and became the chief winemaker in 2004, following the passion ignited a generation before. Dylan was on track to become an electrical engineer until he decided to follow his destiny and make wine.

Peter McMahon has undoubtedly been a notable influence on Dylan’s chosen career. “My grandfather retired in 1996. I’ve learnt from him that while concentration is important in wine, elegance and finesse is the key to our wine.”

2020 was a mild season with average rainfalls for most months, pushing our harvest dates into the second week of March.

After a dry start to winter we received good rain fall over late June and July, achieving soil saturation and a positive start to the growing season. Average rainfall continued through to Spring with cooler than average temperatures though August and September. Luckily, October brought warmer than average temperatures with two record high days on the 24th and 31st with dryer conditions overall. Unfortunately, strong winds affected flowering in the vineyard and thus the yields. The warm weather continued into Summer with November being the hottest month on record. Growth in the vineyard was exceptional and produced lush canopies, protecting the fruit. Mid to late Summer however was generally mild with January and February receiving higher than average rainfall.

The mild summer delayed vintage by 2 weeks irrespective of the low yields. In some blocks the small crops were the reason we were able to ripen the fruit, with picking dates into the second week of April.

Overall, a challenging season to manage, irrespectively of the other issues of bushfires and lockdowns the country was dealing with. Even with the low yield (some blocks down 60%) we are extremely fortunate to have great (clean) wines from 2020 and are saddened by so many that weren’t as fortunate. Harvest date: 11 - 18/03/2020

Fruit is hand handpicked and sorted in the vineyard. A combination of de-stemmed ferments and 100% whole bunch ferments are used. Must is cold soaked for 4 days then natural fermentation occurs with no temperature control. Malolactic fermentation occurs during primary. Open ferments are pumped over daily. Wine is gently pressed off skins and run straight to French oak for barrel maturation on lees in 30% new oak (300 & 500L) barrels. Wine is not filtered or finned but allowed to clarify naturally in the cellar prior to bottling. This minimal handling maximisers delicate “Pinot character” flavours.

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