The Santa & D’Sas approach with the Ampersand Series of wines is to harness the strength and characteristics of each region to create varietal expressive wines. Sourced from the mature, cool- climate Langbrook Vineyard planted in 1997 in the Upper Yarra Valley outside Yarra Junction, this Yarra Valley Pinot Noir is a focused expression of freshness, structure and elegance. Parcels of Pinot Noir were chosen for their flavour intensity, expression of vineyard character and fine tannins. Traditional winemaking techniques were used including cold soaking for maximum colour extraction. A 15 day fermentation with regular hand plugging. The wine was matured in fine grained French oak, to support the fruit weight and depth while adding layers of complexity. This Pinot Noir will age beautifully over the next 6 – 8 years.

Vineyard Region

Fruit for the this Pinot Noir is 100% sourced from the Langbrook Vineyard, Yarra Junction in the Yarra Valley Wine Region.

Vintage Conditions

The winter of 2013 was warmer than average with good rain events recorded. This meant vineyard soils were at full moisture. Flowering coincided with a period of rainfall and strong cold winds resulting in some fruit set issues, particularly in the most wind exposed blocks – setting up the vintage for lower yields. Spring was cooler than average and the vines enjoyed a good, even growing season. February and March conditions were ideal – warm and dry, perfect for vine health and flavour development.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg


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