Pinot Noir Coal River Tasmania
Coal River Valley is most conspicuous for disappointingly low rainfall and punishingly dry winds. Dalrymple conducted an exhaustive search of the region to find a choice site offering excellent moisture retention under the lee of protective trees. A mix of whole bunch and destemmed grapes are treated to a week of wild indigenous yeast ferments and frequent pumpovers, drained and pressed to an extravagantly high proportion of new French oak hogsheads for a term of age. A beguilingly beautiful wine, open before service and allow the layers of complexity to unravel.
Available in cartons of six
Deep crimson, purple hues. Pretty blue florals and dried herb, an immediate wave of Asian spice, cinnamon and cloves lift from the glass, sour cherries, blood plum and rose petals pink, savoury notes evolve after hours of opening, riper fruit. The richness of palate sings with lift and freshness from a fine acid line, concentration of fruit and fine acidity gives, persistence and length to the finish.