94 Points - Wine Reviewer
This is the first release from Lyons Will, and an exciting one for not only them but also the Macedon Ranges ! The region has plenty of it’s burgundian stablemate of Pinot Noir, but to my knowledge this is the only commercial Gamay?
Two thirds of the grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for 5 days, with the remaining whole bunches undergoing a semi-carbonic maceration prior to basket pressing and ageing in old oak for 10 months. The final wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
A pretty light red with some youthful purple hues. The nose gives violets, crunchy raspberry fruit and freshly tilled earth. A vibrant wine with a finely crafted line of tannin that enjoys cranberry like grip, in terms of fruit there is a continuation of the violets and raspberries with a taut edge that keeps you on your toes.
The finish is layered with earth and red berry fruit, lingering tartness makes this a great accompaniment for food.
An impressive release that is as pretty as it is primary.