Ninth Island, although often shrouded by ocean mists, the Island is visible from our Pipers Brook vineyard in northern Tasmania. The island name has been used for our range of fresh, vibrant early drinking style wines that capture the distinctive cool-climate flavours and nature of Tasmania.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant and vibrant pinot noir ruby red, with subtle purple hue and colour density.
Lifted aroma’s of cherries, sweet cranberries, mulberries and pomegranate, and the fragrant perfume of violets and rose petals, these aroma’s are distinctive Ninth Island pinot noir, all nicely entwined on the finish with a faint background of mocha coffee/chocolate and under tones of pepper berry spice.
A wine made for enjoyment, beautiful bright lift of flavours, stylishly support the palate. Concentrated and long, with the fine characteristic hallmark of early drinking pinot noir. At first the taste is supple round and delicate, but soon bursts with richness and power as the delicious pinot noir flesh and flavours fill your mouth. A wine that captures your palates attention. Sensual Tasmanian summer berry fruits, velvety fine long textured mouth-feel. Sweet lifted fruit on the mid-palate that is a finely balance by satisfyingly integrated tannins and a long captivating finish that lingers.
Drink now to 2013. Likely best year 2012
This pinot noir is made for pure enjoyment and drinks superbly, yet is versatile enough to match with a wide array of foods; Asian and Mediterranean dishes where there is a slight sweetness in the meat or sauce, eg. duck with plum sauce, rack of lamb, spatchcock barbecued quail, pan fried turkey breast, grilled salmon, barbecued Asian spiced octopus, game pie, rabbit dishes or pigeon casserole. A versatile wine where the food matching is endless.