Hand picked Pinot Noir is gently destemmed with minimum berry breakage and placed in small batch open top fermenters with approx. 30% whole bunches. Regular 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.
- TAS - Tasmania
This has a bright, ripe and yet lilting charm to the fruit aromas on the nose, with some ripe cherries and red fruits, a little plum too, some leafy nuances and sweet spicy oak in the mix - a complex and engaging young Pinot Noir. The palate's fine tannins stretch the entire length and breadth with both energy and verve, carrying ripe and precise red fruit flavours long and even, lifting bright and juicy through the finish. Lovely poise and balance here. Rating 94 - Nick Stock, SMH & The Age Good Wine Guide 2013
An absolutely lovely Tasmanian pinot with effulgent fruit, lovely balance and restrained alcohol levels. Winemaker Jeremy Dineen and his team at Relbia area in a real groove with recent releases and this highlights both quality cool-climate viticulture with its cherry and raspberry notes and also precision winemaking with the French oak perfectly integrated. A very stylish, highly perfumed wine in which the fruit is the undoubted star. Winsor Dobbin, Sunday Examiner (DEC/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark ruby red
Deep,dark cherry and raspberry fruits complexed with French oak spice and mocha notes, with hints of clove.
Ripe black cherry and wild raspberry fruit are complemented by spicy, whole bunch characters. Sweet fruit and subtle savoury tannins provides an elegant, supple and long palate structure.
Whilst very approachable now, the richness of fruit and fine tannins will reward you, after careful cellaring with a complex, spicy wine. Optimum
cellaring now to 2017.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal - Medal - 2011 Rutherglen Wine Show
Silver Medal - Medal - 2012 Cairns Wine Show
Bronze Medal - Medal Medal - 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Bronze Medal - Medal Medal - 2012 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze Medal - Medal Medal - 2012 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
Bronze Medal - Medal Medal - 2012 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze Medal - Medal Medal - 2012 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal - Medal Medal - 2012 Rutherglen Wine Show
Bronze Medal - Medal Medal - 2012 Royal Hobart Wine Show