In years when Mother Nature smiles upon the Yarra Valley, we are gifted with the perfect canvas for the artistry of winemaking. From these great years our winemakers select the best of the best; the finest fruit of these outstanding vintages, matured in the most hedonistic of French oak barrels. These are the criteria that each individual bottle must meet to be chosen for our prestigious ‘Winemaker’s Reserve’ label.
The Helen’s Hill 2017 ‘Winemakers Reserve’ Pinot Noir is truly the best of the best. Batches of our super low cropped reserve Pinot clones are handpicked, destemmed and lightly crushed. From there they spend between 10-14 days in open top fermenters with gentle pump overs. Once pressed off to barrel the artistry begins.
We select the only best performing barrels of each clone, blending them together to form a wine of outstanding balance, structure and intensity.