To make good Pinot Blanc it takes a lot of hard work in the vineyard and winery. There is a lovely waft of perfume and some fat on the mid-palate. It’s a very pleasing wine to drink. Definitely a drink now style, it is OK in the sunshine, and would easily match with starters, finger foods and canapés.
Named for the Georgian house built in 1830, this North East oriented, 12 hectare vineyard is just North of Hobart. Established in 1998, they specialise in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but grow some other varieties such as Pinot Blanc, Merlot and Tempranillo.
Tasmania – The beautiful Island south of the Australian mainland that has carved out a reputation for quality sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. Tasmania’s cooler climate regions and longer growing season make it perfect for aromatic styles of wine. A wealth of quality focussed producers have held lift the status of the whole island.
Pinot Blanc/Bianco – Its spiritual home is Alsace but these vines have travelled the world. In Alsace it is often blended with the other Pinot family members to make a full bodied, easy drinking white. Generally not as complex as the other Pinots but the best are amazing. AKA Weissburgunder.