Smashing value Tasmanian Pinot Noir. This manages to harmoniously balance ripe, sweet jubey fruits with well integrated acid. Tannins are fine and powdery.
Awards and Accolades
2013 Vintage: 92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "It tastes a little more serious than it’s own publicity suggests. It’s not particularly dark in colour and nor is it weighty, but it presents a complex array of flavours and fans tannin and flavour out through the finish with the grace of Lady Windermere. Cherry, mint, undergrowth, smoky reductive notes. Value here is high."
From the Winery
This wine is made primarily from fruit sourced from our “Melrose” vineyard, just over the river to the north from Spring Vale. There are 8 clones of Pinot Noir growing at Melrose and they each contribute unique flavour and tannin profiles.
The bulk of the Melrose fruit parcels are inoculated by adding yeast as the berries are dispersed through the crusher/destemmer and this ensures a rapid onset of primary fermentation, our goal being to shorten the overall time on skins and avoid excessive tannin extraction for this lighter style Pinot Noir. We also co-inoculate with a lactic acid bacteria strain that thrives in the warm fermenting juice, enabling early completion of malo and a softer mouthfeel in the wine. The wine is drained after 7 days and the skins lightly pressed, following which we create the Melrose blend. After settling this is racked, sulphured, lightly fined to pull out some tannin and aid filterability, crossflow filtered and sterile filtered at bottling.
The Spring Vale "Melrose" Pinot Noir is made for those who like to taste the fruit of the vines, not overly extracted, not too oaky, just beautiful fruit fermented into wine then put into bottle! Not too simple though – with a mix of 8 different Pinot Noir clones plus some mushroomy Pinot Meunier the aroma is a mixed bag of game and earthy notes with uplifted, luscious strawberry and raspberry fruits. On the palate the bright and fresh red berry fruits nest in a bed of soft, slurpable tannins with just enough acidity to keep the finish rolling until the next glass is poured. Enjoy a bottle of the 2016 “Melrose” Pinot Noir with slow cooked shoulder of lamb or crispy skinned Tasmania ocean trout.
0.2 g/L pH 3.79 TA 4.6 g/L
Don't Pay: $26.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Freycinet Coast, TAS
Winemaker: Matt Wood
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 13.4 %
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