Payten & Jones, VV Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Australia
The Yarra Valley is in Victoria, north-east of Melbourne and it renowned for producing some excellent wines especially Pinot Noirs. Payten and Jones are school friends who fell in with the ‘wrong crowd’ and became winemakers. Their wines are a little different due to not being filtered as they want to keep the wine making process as natural as possible. However, it is delicious and certainly worth trying. This wine displays the intensity and aromas of red cherries and clove spice. The palate is concentrated with red fruits, plum and spice showing smooth acidity and great structure.