Crimson with ruby hues.
Exotic spice and rosemary envelope the nose with a lifted current of juicy cherry, red berries and bright pomegranate.
Layers of anise and five spice envelope the structured palate and intertwine with intense black plum and juicy dark cherries. Bright red berry acidity and graceful tannins ensure this is a wine with silky texture and persistent length.
Will reward careful cellaring of seven to ten years.
Constant spring winds during budburst caused low vine yields. The region experienced cooler than average temperatures over the growing season causing a longer ripening period with delayed harvest dates. The driest vintage to date producing extremely high-quality fruit.
Small parcels were hand-picked from our prestigious vineyards in the Lower Derwent, and fermented separately in open top fermenters with up to 25% whole bunch fruit included. Gentle hand plunging and occasional pump-overs produced bright concentrated colour and lifted perfume. Matured individually in large format French oak (30% new) for 10 months prior to blending and bottling with minimal fining and filtration.
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- pH: 3.55
- Acidity (TA): 5.50 g/L
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021
Best Tasmanian Red Wine
Best Pinot Noir
Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2022
National Wine Show of Australia 2021
Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2021
Halliday Wine Companion 2022
Hand-picked fruit from the Lower Derwent Valley; up to 25% whole bunches; gentle hand plunging and occasional pumpovers. Matured 10 months in 30% new, large-format French oak. Stunning Derwent Valley pinot noir of grace and beauty. Varietally exact red and black cherry fruits are the theme, amplified and never distracted by skilful, subtle work with whole bunches and French oak. Great potential. Purity, class and joy!
James Suckling 2022
A bright, elegant pinot with aromas of raspberries, peppercorns, red cherries, rosemary and red tea. Very fine, silky tannins here. Fragrant and medium-bodied with a lengthy finish.