Minimum order of 1 case or 6 bottles (Mixed or straight)
Only made in exceptional vintages, the 2021 Reserve Pinot Noir is a complex wine made from the highest quality fruit from select blocks allowing richness, length and structure.
The Art – Concentrated red fruits, mid-palate complexity and a long persistent finish.
The Science – 20% whole bunch ferment. 19% new French oak maturation.
This flavoursome pinot noir makes a versatile accompaniment to a great variety of foods. It would be delightful with roasted duck breast, a light red wine jus and steamed greens. It is also fantastic with Comte cheese and seeded crackers.
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The majority of this wine was destemmed into small open top stainless steel fermenters. Here the fruit was cold soaked for 5 days, before natural yeast start fermentation. Ferments are run up to 30 degrees and pump overs carried out up to four times per day. Approximately 10% of the ferments were completed with whole bunches. The skins are separated using a French basket press, and after 48 hours settling they are run to French oak barriques for maturation. In Spring the barrels warm up and go through Malolactic fermentation. After 11 months in barrel, each individual block is sampled and only the best are identified, blending is then undertaken in the winery, and the three clones chosen in 2021 were D4V2 and 115. Vegan-friendly.
|Wine Analysis||Alc/Vol: 12.5%|
This pinot noir is crimson red with hints of purple.
Strong aromas of raspberry and blueberry dominate against a background layer of cinnamon and some savoury/meaty characters that will develop over time.
Mouth-filling flavours of red berries are balanced by a good concentration of soft, silky tannins and enough acidity to give definition to a long and persistent finish.
The wine is drinking well now and with careful cellaring will develop more complex and savoury characters over time in bottle. Can be cellared for 6 to 8 years.
The 2021 Reserve Pinot Noir was cultivated in the Kayena Vineyard located in Tasmania. The climatic conditions ranged from 12.9°C to 20.3°C, creating an ideal environment for grape growth. This vintage was produced using Clone vines 115 and DV42, thriving at an altitude of 10 to 30 meters. The grapes were carefully harvested within a narrow window from March 29th to April 1st, 2021, showcasing baume levels between 12.5 and 13.5, resulting in a promising and potentially exceptional vintage.