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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years
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With fruit from vineyards on either side of the Tamar Valley, this wine shows why everyone is mad for Tasmania Pinot Noir. Deeply coloured and with a heady perfume of flowers and dark cherries, it has concentrated berry fruit flavours with satisfying charry oak, velvety tannin and a long finish.
Above-average winter and spring rainfall set up good ground moisture. Continuing cold and wet conditions in spring affected fruit set and led to slightly below-average yields. The season was long and cool and rain late in the season provided challenges for some vineyards, but harvest was back to nearer the long-term average, after the record-breaking early harvest of 2016. Slow and steady ripening produced fruit with deep and complex flavours and ripe tannin balanced with fresh natural acidity.
The fruit was handpicked in mid-April. Wild ferments with 10% whole bunches started spontaneously after several days cold soaking and were hand-plunged twice daily. The wine was matured for 11 months in Burgundian coopered French oak barriques, one-third new.
Tasmania is a true cool climate region with a reputation for ultra-premium Pinot Noir and sparkling wines.
The island's pristine environment and relative isolation establish its credentials as a clean and unspoiled haven suited to premium food and wine production.
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
These billy button flowers represent the natural beauty of the island. Their bright colour symbolises the exuberance of this delightfully lifted and aromatic wine.