Pinot Noir Swansea Tasmania
Swansea is a favourite destination on Tasmania's east coast, renowned for its warm dry holiday season. Less than a kilometre from the sea, Dalrymple's block of Pinot Noir clones MV6 and 115 are planted to a sunny northern slope of basalt soils, overlooking the panoramic vistas of Great Oyster Bay down towards Freycinet Peninsula. A mix of whole bunch and destemmed fruit are treated to a week of ferments and frequent plungings, followed by fill to seasoned and new French oak barriques for malolactic and ten months maturation.
Available in cartons of six
Deep purple plum hues. Swansea fruit and oaken spice, gentle breathing releases dark floral notes, richer, deeper notes of cinnamon, blueberries and plum. A weighty presence of fruit on the palate, rich textures adding depth to the vibrant dark berries, soft plush tannins and natural acidity delivering balance, generosity and length, will excite aspirants of the complexity and richness which defines the most outstanding Pinot Noir.