Ninth Island Pinot Noir is a sensational cool-climate Pinot Noir from the makers of Piper's Brook. Tasmania is now recognised as a world class Pinot region and with wines of this quality one can see why!
From the Winery
Our aim with this rich and expressive pinot noir style is to bring all of the sensual delicate berry flavours and delights of pinot noir to a peak at an early stage of the wine’s life, while offering a lush round and fleshy textured full bodied palate. To achieve this, the grapes, once picked, are immediately de-stemmed and crushed before being fermented in a combination of Vinimatic, static and open vat ferments. The grape must is then inoculated and fermented at between 25-30°C for a period of 7 to 12 days before being pressed off into stainless steel vessels. The wine then completes full malolactic fermentation and is then bottled early under screw cap. This allows the wine to attain a style that is both intensely perfumed with distinctive soft velvety tannins and rich, fresh, vibrant fruit.
The grapes were harvested throughout the month of April and May from blocks located in the Tamar Valley and Pipers Brook wine regions of northern Tasmania. The vines are predominantly grown on Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) trellises, which helps to expose the ripening bunches to the sun, thus achieving full ripeness and well-balanced flavours with fine tannins.
Titratable acidity: 6.8 g/L pH: 3.40
Don't Pay: $24.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Tamar Valley, TAS
Winemaker: Rene Bezemer
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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