A very pretty style of Pinot Noir. Purity of fruit and a haunting complexity of earth and spice. The palate is very fine, super elegant and deliciously delicate.
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria
Soil: Red volcanic soil
Oak: Old oak
Decant: Not required
Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C
David Bicknell needs little introduction in Australian wine circles having worked for many years at de Bortoli and now at Oakridge where he was named Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine, Winemaker of the Year in 2017.
Bicknell FC is a family winemaking project of Dave Bicknell and Nicky Harris. The project started with making random wines from interesting sites and, as they've moved through the years, getting their eye in, so to speak, they have settled into the good fortune of leasing one of those interesting sites.
The Pinot Noir is from Val Stewart’s vineyard at the top of the hill in Gladysdale. There is 1.0 Ha of chardonnay and 1.5 Ha of pinot noir. It was planted in 1988 with 3,660 plants/Ha, and sits between 332-363m ASL, in red volcanic soil.