Established in 1995, Toolangi Vineyard is in the Dixons Creek subregion of the Yarra Valley, adjoining the Toolangi State Forest. This single site vineyard on fine clay loam produces wines with distinctive personalities, each wine showing a strong sense of place.
Fruit was hand-picked between the 21st and 23rd of March. 2021 was a welcome return to ideal growing conditions in the Yarra Valley. It was a prolonged and classical season which allowed for long hang times and excellent flavour development.
The fruit was whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques, puncheons, a foudre (10% new) and a ceramic egg for primary fermentation. Just 10% of the blend underwent malolactic conversion and there was no battonage. The wine rested for 10 months before being bottled.