Unveiling the secrets of German Pinot Noir and terroir (Yarra Valley)

Date(s) - 31 Jul 2014
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Yarra Glen Memorial Hall
Cnr. Bell Street & Anzac Avenue
Yarra Glen VIC

According to the UK newspaper The Financial Times “a £50 ($120 AU) bottle of German Pinot Noir delivers more bang for your buck than premier cru red burgundy”. The Wall Street Journal describes German Pinot Noir as “difficult to generalise”, “very much producer-led”, and in conclusion “a niche product, one could say, the insider’s choice”. With plantings twice the size of Australia, German Pinot producers since 1990 have made dramatic improvements in quality through increasing vine age, site selection, warmer vintages, better viticultural management, reduced yields and the development of loose-clustered, small-berried German clones.

This is a unique opportunity to discover more about how German Pinot Noir is evolving, and what lessons Australian Pinot producers can learn.
The workshop will be conducted by winemaker and researcher Ulrich Fischer, visiting scientist at the AWRI, and will feature a structured tasting. Fischer will discuss the different winemaking philosophies of the top producers and current trends in viticulture and oenology of German Pinot Noir including clonal diversity, cold soak, choice of oak barrels and the impact of terroir. This seminar is a great opportunity to discover the “insider’s choice” and to taste a range of Pinot Noir wines that are not available in Australia.

Bookings essential and places are strictly limited to 16.

Click here to download the event flyer for registration details.

Event Region(s)
Yarra Valley