Diamond-Valley-Vineyards-White-Label-Pinot-Noir-2001
Diamond-Valley-Vineyards-White-Label-Pinot-Noir-2001

Diamond Valley Vineyards White Label Pinot Noir 2001

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Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Pinot Noir

Closure: Cork

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Diamond Valley Vineyards White Label Pinot Noir 2001

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Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Diamond Valley Vineyards

Country: Australia

Region: Yarra Valley

Vintage: 2001

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 13.0%

Size: 750 ml

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Flooded with sweet plum and dark cherry fruit, soft and velvety throughout - James Halliday

The Diamond Valley Diamond Valley Vineyards White Label Pinot Noir is much sought after by serious pinot drinkers. This intensely flavoured, marvellously complex wine consistently delights with concentrated fruit, beautiful balance and lingering full flavours, and has been rewarded with an abundance of show medals and trophies.

"The 2001 release is a stunning wine, which at present needs extended breathing (3 hours+) to open out and reveal its beauty and give some indication of what it will have to offer in a few years time. The palate is utterly seductive - rich and complex, with red berry fruit flavours, cherries, plum, and a hint of game; supported by beautiful oak treatment and lovely acid balance. Wonderful velvety texture. A powerful wine, with great structure, intensity and length."  Nick Munday 

Expert reviews

"Medium purple-red; the bouquet is complex, with an obvious contribution from French oak, and some whole bunch maceration characters; the palate is unusually full-bodied for Diamond Valley, flooded with sweet plum and dark cherry fruit, soft and velvety throughout."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points

"The 2001 release is a stunning wine, which at present needs extended breathing (3 hours+) to open out and reveal its beauty and give some indication of what it will have to offer in a few years time. Brilliant deep ruby red with hints of purple. The nose shows complex aromas of rich, ripe raspberry, wild strawberry, dark cherry, beetroot and plum. The palate is utterly seductive - rich and complex, with red berry fruit flavours, cherries, plum, and a hint of game; supported by beautiful oak treatment and lovely acid balance. Wonderful velvety texture. A powerful wine, with great structure, intensity and length."  Nick Munday, Canterbury Wines

About the winery

Diamond Valley was established in 1976 by David and Cathy Lance in Melbourne's beautiful Yarra Valley wine region. The aim and philosophy were simple – to grow the finest grapes possible, luscious, ripe and with excellent varietal character, and to handcraft these grapes into elegant and distinctive wines of the highest quality.

Since its first release in 1982, Diamond Valley Vineyards has enjoyed outstanding success with its wines, yet has through choice remained one of Australia's smaller wineries. By adhering to the founding philosophy, the wines have been consistently excellent, amassing a tally of awards quite out of proportion to the size of the winery and justifying Diamond Valley's insistence on quality before quantity.

The on-site winery is designed to allow vinification to the highest standards. All wines are bottled in the winery's own high quality bottling facility. The White Label wines express the terroir of the site. Excellent sun exposure over consistently long, clear ripening periods and careful canopy management produce low-yielding fruit of superb quality. The resulting White Label range of wines consists of Chardonnay, Cabernets, Merlot, Shiraz and the famous Pinot Noir. The intensely flavoured, marvellously complex wines consistently delight with concentrated fruit, beautiful balance and lingering full flavours, and have been rewarded with an abundance of show medals and more than 30 trophies.

In early 2005 the business name and wine stocks were sold to Graeme Rathbone, the brother of Doug Rathbone, the owner of Yering station, Parker Coonawarra Estate, Mount Langi Ghiran and Xanadu. James Lance, David's son, continues to make the wine and much of the fruit is sourced from the Lance Family's Vineyard. 

Diamond Valley Vineyards is no longer in operation.

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Victoria

Victoria is home to more than 800 wineries across 21 wine regions. The regions are Alpine Valley, Beechworth, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, Glenrowan, Goulburn Valley, Grampians, Heathcote, Henty, King Valley, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Murray Darling, Pyrenees, Rutherglen, Strathbogie Ranges, Sunbury, Swan Hill, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley.

Victoria's first vines were planted at Yering in the Yarra Valley in 1838. By 1868 over 3,000 acres had been planted in Victoria, establishing Victoria as the premier wine State of the day. Today, the original vineyards planted at Best's Wines are among the oldest and rarest pre-phylloxera plantings in the world.

Victoria's climate varies from hot and dry in the north to cool in the south and each wine region specialises in different varietals. For example, Rutherglen in the north is famous for its opulent Muscats and Topaque and bold reds, while the many cooler climate regions near Melbourne produce world class Chardonnay and pinot Noir. Victoria is truly a wine lover's playground.