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Single Block Pinot Noir 2020

Tamar Ridge
95 points Halliday Wine Companion

Minimum order of 1 case or 6 bottles (Mixed or straight)

Our fourth release of the Single Block Pinot Noir since the first in 2014. This vintage we celebrate Block 25 from Clone MV6 (Mother Vine 6) from some of our oldest vines at the Kayena Vineyard. These 20-year-old vines have produced a beautifully balanced and generous Pinot Noir with great structure, finesse, and length.

Limited Release - 1,500 bottles

Food Pairings

The Tamar Ridge Single Block Pinot Noir 2020 pairs beautifully with seared duck breast served on a bed of roasted root vegetables with a blackberry reduction. The wine's elegant structure and complex flavour profile complement the richness of the duck, with the blackberry reduction adding a touch of fruity sweetness.

  • 95 points

Notes

  • 95 Points

    James Halliday 16/06/2022

    From Block 25 of Kayena Vineyard, MV6 clone; destemmed, cold soak; open fermented; matured for 12 months in French barriques (17% new). Aromatic and powerful, with layers of dark cherry and plum fruit, and positive tannins. Built to go the distance, but its balance makes it an each-way proposition.

This wine is crafted from Pinot Noir grapes grown in Block 25 of our Kayena Vineyard. We specifically selected the MV6 clone, also known as Mother Vine 6, which is renowned for its deep colour, structure, and robust fruit flavours. The grapes were destemmed and underwent a cold soak before undergoing malolactic fermentation. Following fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak; 17% of which was new. Vegan-friendly.

Vineyard RegionTasmania
Wine AnalysisAlc/Vol: 11.5%
Colour

The Single Block Pinot Noir displays a dark crimson and purple hue.

Aroma

Rich with plum, cedar, and berry fruits on the nose.

Palate

A medium-bodied palate with flavours of savoury dark cherry. The French oak barriques used in maturing this wine provide structure and intensity while being perfectly integrated. Typical Tamar tannins are balanced by supple fruit character that builds into a long finish.

Peak DrinkingUntil 2028
Growing Conditions

The MV6 clone is known for its great balance and length, and was specifically chosen for the deep colour, structure, and robust fruit flavours the grapes yield.