Dark brick red in colour, this Pinot Noir has powerful aromas of dark cherry that intertwine nicely with notes of mixed spice and charred oak. Lively and interesting flavours of sour cherry and strawberry are well balanced by savoury oak and persistent fine grained tannin.
This wine is elegant and complex, with a multitude of flavours and solid length. Well worth picking a few up and watching their development!
Awards and Accolades
2013 Vintage: 95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "Relatively light colour but complex and powerful. It's not to be taken lightly. Stewed cherries, spice, foresty notes, sweet black tea and crushed dry leaves. It draws you in. It establishes its flavours quickly and then teases all the way through to a long finish."
From the Winery
The 2016 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.
Don't Pay: $50.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Freycinet Coast, TAS
Winemaker: Matt Wood
Drink now until: 2031
Alc/Vol: 13.7 %
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