Tokar Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
The wine is deep ruby and vibrant in appearance. The nose is lifted and bright, showing a complex mix of sour cherry, orange spray, cardamon, apple and rhubarb. On the palate, the wine is bursting with flavour with a sweet mid-palate and driven with fresh citrus-like acidity. The flavours are tangerine, cherry and milk chocolate and the tannins are fine and silky. With age, the fruit-driven palate will become more savoury with mushroom and forest floor characters coming to the fore.
Tokar Estate was born in 1995. My Dad, Leon Tokar, stumbled across the location by chance and brought my Mum, Rita, to view the property. They clambered over a barbed wire fence and walked to the point where the winery and restaurant now stand. They took in the incredible view, and by that night it was theirs.
Leon and Rita originally dreamed of a weekender and hobby farm. But the winemaking potential of the site, sandwiched between some of the Yarra Valley’s most famous vineyards, was too good to ignore.
The Tokar family have never shied away from a challenge, and by 1999 we had 30 acres under vine