Ingram Rd is an exciting range of wines from Helen’s Hill Estate, a boutique winery in the renowned Yarra Valley. The Ingram Rd range of wines are made following traditional boutique wine making techniques only found at the top end of the price range; premium fruit from select vineyards in the Yarra Valley and Central Victoria, small batch sizes, open top fermenters, full French oak maturation, 'wild' fermentation, hand crafted by a single winemaker...all trademarks of quality boutique wines. Ingram Rd delivers these qualities, without the price tag!
Following traditional winemaking processes, utilizing full French oak maturation the Ingram Pinot Noir display rich varietal characters on the nose, sweet cherry and strawberry flavours on the front and mid palate with a savory, earthy (spicy) finish on the back palate. Thanks to the French oak, the wine has a wonderful full textural mouth weight and long lasting finish.
Selectiv'-harvested, a mix of new and old clones destemmed and co-fermented, 10 days on skins, then pressed to French barriques (10% new) for mlf and 11 months maturation. Bright, clear crimson-purple-hue; Helen's Hill nailed this wine in a hectic vintage, the fragrant, high-toned flavours of red cherries and berries make oak a vehicle, not an end in itself. Drink to: 2028; Price: $22.00; Date Tasted: Jun 2019; Alcohol: 12.8%; Rating: 94 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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