Our aim for the Pipers Brook Pinot Noir Estate is to capture all the sensual flavours and elegance the variety has to offer, giving a wine with rich concentrated fruit and fine secondary complex characters. To achieve this, the grapes are hand picked and transported to the winery at Pipers Brook where they are carefully de-stemmed and fermented in open vats and then macerated on skins to provide additional textual richness and regional flavours. The fermented wine is then gently basket pressed and aged in fine French oak barrels in our cool underground cellars for 11-12 months prior to bottling, where it is finished under screw cap to lock in all true pleasure that pinot noir has to offer.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
Crimson Rose Petal, with a soft blue/purple hue.
An attractive sweet floral bouquet; with the delicate scent of mulberries, glazed cherries and raspberries. Interwoven with in its depth are the more complex aromas which open up in the glass to exhibit a gamey rich and savoury wine, that balances well with the hints of toasted almond, all spice and chocolate truffles from maturation in fine French oak barriques.
The palate is finely stated, concentrated with depth and weight, boiled fruit cake with sweet fleshy fruits, the long delicate flavours explore your palate with excitement, only to display all the fine maritime hallmarks of cool climate Tasmanian Pinot Noir with its distinctive raspberries, sweet cranberries, hints of marzipan and the secondary appeal of game meats, leather and English liquorice, all elegantly packaged on the palate with subtle textural dryness from the long velvety tannins providing just the right balance, whilst the continuation of berry fruits and spice linger beyond the finish.
Likely life span: 2013 – 2019
Pinot Noir is such a versatile wine which compliments a wide array of cuisine, its only limitation being your imagination and willingness to explore your own food match creativity and style. It goes well with barbecued quail with blackcurrant jus, baked veal wrapped in prosciutto, fig-stuffed pigeon, braised rabbit with pancetta and tomatoes, Peking duck or other duck style dishes are a perfect match for this wine. The food options are endless and worthy to explore and enjoy.