Hand harvested, fermented in open top fermenters, matured in Burgundian coopered French oak. Fresh strawberry on the nose and intense black cherry on the palate. Earthy notes. Fine-grained tannin and an elegant structure for a long life.
This wine will be a delightful match for poultry and game dishes at your dinner table. Definitely a wine that will reward careful cellaring for a couple of years, and if you're drinking it now, we recommend decanting
Predominantly close-planted vines at 7500/ha on own roots, low trellis, unirrigated, cane pruned vertical shoot position. The pinot noir wine is a blend of D5V12 and MV6 clones.
The 2011 season was notoriously challenging in Tasmania, with high rainfall and warm weather leading to high risk of disease. However, where fastidious vineyard management was applied, wonderful wines have resulted due to low crop levels and humid conditions.
||100% Pipers River, Tasmania|
||10/4/11 - 15/4/11|
|Oak||30% new oak, French Burgundian coopered barriques|