位於澳洲墨爾本附近Yarra Valley的In Dreams，由女釀酒師Nina Stocker一手創立。她的逐夢之旅，由8年前在葡萄牙的一通電話開始，讓這位美女釀酒師從歐洲出發，由珀斯走到新西蘭，在2013年，終於走到Yarra Valley, 成立了In Dreams, 與助理釀酒師，另一位美女Callie Jemmeson一起繼續追她們的夢。
至於她們的夢是甚麼？當然是釀造絕佳的葡萄酒！In Dreams希望她們的葡萄酒，能如實地表現產區的特點，有著優雅個性而不失複雜度與平衡度。正如Nina Stocker本人所言“手工酒就像一場夢，由春天開始葡萄樹仍然沉睡之時，直到收成很久之後，這場夢仍然繼續 。下一個年份就在眼前之際，陳釀酒卻仍然在瓶內不斷演變進化。彷彿在提醒我們，大自然主宰萬物，而我們只不過在夢境中。”由此可見，她們對自然的敬佩。
她們精心挑選的Pinot Noir及Chardonnay，來自三個產量有限，質素極高的葡萄園。這些葡萄園大部分位處於Upper Yarra Valley，當地較清涼的氣候，可以讓這些葡萄變得更為優雅細緻，更顯高貴風格。為了讓葡萄園的風格更能在成酒中表現出來，In Dreams採用傳統的釀酒技術，以小批量發酵，野生酵母及法國橡木桶，釀出最有性格的葡萄酒。
Situated in Yarra Valley near Melbourne, In Dreams was established by a female winemakers, Nina Stocker. She began their dream-chasing journey 8 years ago. It began as a conversation over the phone. From Perth to New Zealand, in 2013, she finally found her dreamland in Yarra Valley and established In Dreams. She then worked with another beautiful winemaker, Callie Jemmeson, to chase their dreams.
What is their dream? Definitely to make the best wines! In Dreams aims to make wines that are an honest reflection of the stunning region, wines with elegance, restraint, complexity and balance. Just like what Nina Stocker said “Hand crafted wines begin with a dream, from the beginning of the season when the vines lay dormant, until long after harvest, our dreams weaves on. Next vintage always lies ahead, as past vintages transform and evolve in the bottle. Reminding us that nature is the ruler and we remain but the dreamers.” It reflects the winery philosophy of respecting the nature.
They source their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from three low yielding, premium quality vineyards. The vineyards are predominantly from the upper Yarra Valley due to the cooler micro climate that helps them capture the elegance and finesse of these noble varieties. In order to allow the vineyards to express themselves in the resulting wines using traditional winemaking techniques such as small batch fermentation, wild yeast and the delicate use of French Oak.
酒莊所使用的Pinot Noir及Chardonnay葡萄，皆來自Upper Yarra Valley的Full Moon葡萄園。較涼快的氣候，加上傳統的釀造技巧與野生酵母的使用，令葡萄更顯細緻和優雅！而這枝Pinot Noir, 就恰如其分地將葡萄園自身的風格完全反映出來。此酒最適合與親朋共聚，派對聚餐時輕鬆飲用。
The hearts of both their Chardonnay and Pinot blends are produced with the fruit from the Full Moon Vineyard in the upper Yarra Valley. The cooler micro climates, together with traditional winemaking techniques and the use of wild yeast, help the winery to capture the elegance and finesse of the grapes. This Pinot Noir perfectly achieved the winery’s aim to allow the vineyards to express themselves in the resulting wines. The wine is the best choice to be served as a drink to kick back and enjoy with your friends, family and loved one!
Yarra Valley, Victoria
100% Pinot Noir
Country of Origin:
Yarra Valley, Victoria
100% Pinot Noir
Grapes are handpicked at optimal flavour or phenolic ripeness, destemmed and cold soaked prior to fermentation. Some parcels of grapes would be wild fermented in small batch open fermenters while others were inoculated with selected cultivated strains isolated from Burgundy. Following 8 days of fermentation the wine was pressed and drained to 20% new oak and balanced to 2-4 year old French oak barriques. Secondary malolactic fermentation took place in barrel until early January when it was blended, filtered, and bottled.
The resulting wine is full of bright brambly fruits and red currents, followed by more complex savoury undernotes of mints and forests. The palate is inviting and pretty, with integrated fruit and silky oak tannins supporting vibrant fruit flavours and earthy spice. The acidity in this wine balances the palate and suggests this wine will age well for up to 8 years. It is suggested to breathe for 30 minutes.
Duck, wild mushroom and mushroom risotto