Pinot Noir Pipers Brook Tamar Valley Tasmania
Pinot Noir grown to a mixture of black cracking clays, characteristic of Tamar Valley vineyards, a further component from the volcanic soils of Pipers River. Both these terroirs have an excellent water holding capacity, offering a steady supply of moisture and nourishment to the vines throughout the growing season. Intensely perfumed with distinctive soft velvety textures and rich fresh vibrant fruit, Ninth Island is a wine that captures your palate's attention, offering the most sensual Tasmanian summer berry characters, appealing tannins and excellent mouthfeel.
Vines are predominantly vertical shoot positioned, exposing bunches to the sun, achieving full ripeness and well balanced flavours with fine tannins. The aim is to bring all of the sensual delicate flavours and delights of Pinot Noir to peak at an early stage of the wine's life. Grapes are immediately destemmed, crushed and transferred to a combination of vinimatic, static and open vat fermenters. Grape musts are inoculated and vinified over the course of one or two weeks at 25°C to 30°C before being pressed off. Components are treated to full malolactic followed by a prompt bottling, to achieve a style that's intensely perfumed with distinctive soft velvety tannins and rich, fresh, vibrant fruit.
Vibrant ruby red, purple hues. Lifted aromas of cherries and cranberry, violet and rose petal perfumes. A bright lift of flavours, rhubarb and red delicious, pomegranate and morello, complexed by mocha coffee/ chocolate and pepper berry spice, supported by integrated velvet tannins, before a long captivating finish that lingers. Match to game birds or game pie, rabbit recipes or seared salmon cutlets.