Spring Vale Pinot Noir 2017 (12 x 750mL), TAS.

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RRP $48

$39.99 per Bottle
$479.88 per case

Overview

The 2017 threw some challenges at us with a very dry growing season followed by a deluge of rain in late January.

A burst of growth with some warm weather saw some rapid flavour development and we harvested the bulk of our Pinot Noir grapes over a busy two week period.

Fruit was destemmed into open pots for a four day pre ferment maceration then inoculated with RC212 yeast with regular plunging during ferment to gently extract tannins. Upon dryness the wine was pressed to French barriques, 30% of which were new, where it remained for 9 months.

After this time in oak, the wine was racked to tank where it was left for two months to further integrate the tannins. It was then sterile filtered and bottled.

Total production for the 2016 Pinot Noir was 1887 dozen.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Dark brick red in colour, this Pinot Noir has powerful aromas of dark cherry complimented by charred oak and mixed spice. The palate has lively sour cherry and strawberry flavours nicely balanced by savoury oak and persistent fine grained tannin. An elegant and delicate Pinot Noir but with a myriad of flavours and great length that will allow careful cellaring.

Vintage
2017
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.2%

Winery Profile

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Spring Vale is situated at Cranbrook, north of Swansea on Tasmania's Freycinet Coast. The Freycinet Coast could otherwise be described as the mid East Coast, and Spring Vale is about in the middle of that.Continuing in the tradition of hard work and innovation established by William Lyne in 1826, Rodney and Lyn Lyne have planted 6.6 hectares of wine grapes at Spring Vale, principally Pinot Noir. The vineyard began in 1986, when a small area of two acres was planted to Pinot Noir. Further plantings were made in the following years: firstly, more Pinot Noir, then Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer, followed by Pinot Gris in 1996. In 2000, more Pinot Noir and a splash of Pinot Meunier was planted.In June 2007, Spring Vale purchased a neighbouring farm, "Melrose". The purpose of this purchase was to enable decent amounts of a lighter red to be produced, with the first "Melrose" Pinot Noir being the 2008 Vintage.

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