2013 Pinot Noir
Whilst 2013 was a bigger than average vintage across Tasmania, it was also warm and dry, which meant that there was adequate warmth and sunshine to ripen the crops and as a result we have produced an outstanding Pinot in 2013. We had a lot of different batches of Pinot which we treated in a variety of ways. The resulting blend is about 10% whole bunch which adds a little stalky, savory complexity and 100% wild fermentation was used to make this wine. All batches were fermented in small open fermenters which were hand plunged daily. The wine was matured in French oak for 9 months with about 20% of the oak being new oak.
This wine has beautiful lifted strawberry and cherry characters on the nose with a touch of spice adding complexity. The palate has fine, chalky tannins; lovely fruit concentration and a silky texture.