The grapes are sourced from well-established, premium blocks in vineyards in both the Pipers Brook and Tamar Valley wine regions, which typically produce growing conditions that enable Pinot Noir to display all the elegance and charm the variety has to offer. The fruit retains flesh and weight, is soft, aromatic and long with fine balanced tannins and lingering flow.
- TAS - Tasmania
This release is complex, refreshing and succulent. It’s highly drinkable; it’s a pinot noir with immediate appeal. Sweet-sour notes, undergrowth, tangy acidity and whispers of smoky oak. Minor reduction, as a positive. It sails through the mouth in confident/competent fashion. Indeed it has excellent flavour but it presents as an array rather than as a bold, single note. That’s a positive too. Rating 92 - Drink by 2021, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (AUG/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Glazed cherry red, with vibrant depth and colour.
A diverse range of concentrated berry flavours. It could only be Tasmanian; sweet vibrant berry fruits, floral and spice with game meats; distinctive of its cool maritime climate. The aroma profile is seamless and well interwoven, sweet cranberry, elderberries, pepper berry and cherries all tantalize, whilst within its depth are the more complex spice and aromas which open in the glass to show its true gamey rich and savoury richness, whilst finishing with 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, dark fruit cake, sweet fleshy cranberries and cherries, 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 diversity of berry fruits, hints of marzipan and the secondary appeal of game meats, leather and liquorice, all elegantly packaged on the palate with subtle textural dryness from the long structured tannins providing just the right balance, whilst the continuation of berry fruits and spice linger beyond the finish.
Pinot Noir is so versatile it will match with a wide array of foods, its only limitation being your imagination and willingness to explore your own food match experience and style. It goes well with barbecued quail with blackcurrant jus, baked veal wrapped in prosciutto and topped with mozzarella cheese, fig-stuffed pigeon, braised rabbit with pancetta and tomatoes, Chinese style roast duck. The food options are endless and worthy to explore and enjoy.