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Dalrymple Single Site Ouse Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Derwent Tasmania
From a single block of low vigor Pinot Noir MV6 clone, just east of the small central highlands town of Ouse at the very heart of the apple isle in Derwent River Valley. A place of low rainfalls and drying winds, sunny days and cooling nights. A combination of destemmed and whole bunch fruit are treated to a wild indigenous ferment and frequent pumpovers, followed by pressing into a high proportion of new French oak barriques. An august style of Pinot Noir with the structure and substance to match with lamb, game meats and dark meat fowl.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$334.50
Bright scarlet purple. Classic Pinot Noir aromas of spiced cranberries, raspberry and rhubarb, Doris plum and blueberries emerge to complex the bouquet. The palate carries the theme of red fruits, a soft rich entry and natural fine acidity which tighten over fine sappy tannins from the whole bunch component. The structure gives life and focus to the palate, an elegance which is the hallmark of first growth Pinot Noir. The finish is vital and lingering.
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