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Innocent Bystander

2019 Gamay Pinot Noir


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Gamay, it’s bright as a button, juicy as a plum and lip-smackingly delicious when lightly chilled. Take your tongue on a trip to Toulouse, settle down outside a cheeky little bistro and revel in this nouveau delight.

Region: Victoria

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Smells Like: A bright, fresh red blend with bright and fresh strawberry, juicy plums and savoury Chinese five-spice.

Tastes Like: A juicy palate of velvety dark fruits, herbal notes and fine, lengthy tannins.

Goes With: Spicy pork pizza, chèvre cendré (goats cheese rolled in ash), crispy duck leg with plum sauce, drinking and dancing on a warm, endless evening (but keep the wine chilled!)


Winemaking: The 2019 vintage had low rainfall and above-average temperatures providing lower fruit yield, but a powerful fruit intensity.

  • A blend of King Valley Gamay (51%), and Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (49%)
  • 4 days of cold soaking followed by 7-10 days on skins
  • Hand plunged in open top fermenters
  • Gamay went through partial carbonic maceration
  • Short term maturation to retain bright, fresh flavours (in line with the French nouveau style)
  • Style: Bright, youthful and best lightly chilled
  • Best enjoyed within 2 years (no need to wait!)


Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “New wine to the Innocent Bystander range. 50/50 blend, the Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley, the Gamay from the King Valley. 

    Lovely to drink. They’re onto something here. Nutty, cherried, spicy-enough and indeed savoury enough. It’s frisky and flowing but it has just enough substance to satisfy, in the context that it’s a light to medium style. More-ish. Dry. A whisper of creamy oak, or something like it. Worth grabbing. “

    Campbell Mattinson, Winefront 26/05/2020

Delivery Information


Zone (defined by postcode) Fastway AusPost
Melbourne/Yarra Valley $16.00 $12.00
Albury/NE Victoria $12.00 $15.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $20.00
NSW, VIC Country $16.00 $22.00
Adelaide, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast $16.00 $16.00
QLD Country $16.00 $28.00
Tasmania, Perth $25.00 $30.00
SA Country $30.00 $30.00
NT, Country WA $59.00 $36.00

Delivery ETA: 3 to 10 business days pending postcodes

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