Pinot Noir Pipers River Tasmania
The masculinity of Blanc de noirs, a pure Pinot Noir Cuvée, sourced off a single vineyard within the nation's most exclusive sparkling wine appellation at Pipers Brook, treated to the full luxury of old world Methode traditionelle. Limited yields from fully mature vines and an exacting, artisanal vinification are central to the quality of effervescent wines at Delamere. Pinot Noir is a specialty, yielding an effusive sparkler of sophistication and conspicuous weight of fruit, to savour as a refined aperitif or match with haute cuisine.
Delamere are one of Piper Brook's elder estates, the source to some of the nation's finest sparkling wines. Low yields of the highest quality fruit are the priority, volumes are restricted in the vineyard to intensify flavours in the grapes. Pinot Noir clones D5V12 and MV6, are selectively hand picked off dry grown vines over thirty years of age, planted in the traditional layouts as employed in Burgundy, grown to rich ironstone soils on the elevated aspects of the Delamere property at Pipers Brook. Parcels are treated to an old world style of vinication and completion of malolactic, followed by bottling under primary seal and term of maturation on lees, before disgorgement and addtion of liqueur d'expédition.
Medium salmon colour, persistent, creamy bead. Aromas of strawberry, morello and musk, complexed by lanolin and toast. A palate of unctuous red berry fruit flavours, complemented by earthy, mushroom characters and crisp natural acidity, before a finish of lingering fruit on a length of fine, savoury tannins. A suitable accompaniement to rabbit recipes or game terrines.