Lyons Will is a label to get on your radar. Their wines are precise and very consistent across a range of varieties. If wines from the Macedon Ranges are yet to land on your bench, make a beeline to these guys. This is a fab Pinot Noir well worth wrapping your lips around.
The back label is a wine nerd's delight and I love it! There is so much detail to digest, and it demonstrates how meticulous the winemaking is at Lyon's Will.
Grown 510 metres above sea level, this Pinot Noir comes from five clones of estate grown fruit. 10% whole bunches are used along with a portion seeing semi-carbonic maceration before being sent to 20% new French oak. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Earthy and savoury, dried cherries and dark plums open proceedings. A wine that reaches all corners of the mouth, super fine spices ride on the back of fleshy fruit and fabulous savoury goodness. Tilled earth, dried leaves and even apricot kernels get in the groove. A whisper of negroni raises its hand on close as those spices reach long. It's a wine that has an attractive and curious persona that suddenly turns addictive. Count. Me. In!
Drink to eight years+
94/100Region: Macedon Ranges