In 2005 a Tasmania born and raised couple bought a two hectare vineyard in the heart of the Pipers Brook wine region at the age of 24. They were already worldly (or at least mainlandly) winemakers and since that day they have not looke back.
100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir sourced from 20 year old vines and a newer ultra close planted vineyard. Handpicked, 60% whole bunches, wild yeast ferments and 12 months maturation in French oak barriques and puncheons (30% new). No fining and minimal filtration. Red fruits, floral, aromatic and elegant. Fine boned and nothing sticks out at all. This is the kind of Pinot you want to meet when you have a rabbit pie in hand. For more savoury, forest floor notes send it to your cellar for 7-15 years.
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 Noir – This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.