Grapes 100% Tasmanian Pinot Noir sourced from our Estate Vineyard at Relbia, northern Tasmania. Winemaking Hand-picked Pinot Noir is gently destemmed and placed in small batch open top fermenters with approximately 25% whole bunches. Early regular rémontage (pump-over) and pigéage (plunging) is used to immerse the skins and extract colour and tannin as gently as possible. After pressing, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques and is matured in oak for 12 months prior to bottling. Cellaring Whilst approachable now, the richness of fruit and fine tannins will reward careful cellaring with a complex, spicy wine. Optimum cellaring now to 2021. Serving Suggestions Sushi, charcuterie and lighter red meats. Technical Details Alc. 13.9%
95 Points James Halliday - Bright light, clear crimson; the expressive bouquet is full of wild strawberry and spice aromas that flow into the perfectly balanced palate, which adds some discrete foresty nuances, promising yet more in the future. As it is, pretty smart.