Pinot Noir Derwent Tasmania
Winstead is a place of Pinot passion, two magnificent blocks of vine separated by a few metres in distance and just four years of age. They each yield an extraordinary Pinot Noir, the younger Lot 16 however will vintage a little later in the season, an additional fortnight of ripening permits the berries to bloom with flavour and to sing in complete resonance. Completely destemmed into open vats, wild fermented and frequently plunged, followed by malolactic and a year in fine French oak. Powerful, generous, sound structure and self assuredness, an intensity that lingers.
Deep red colour. Explosive perfume and glorious sweet fruit, nose of dark berries, bramble and spicy oak from a year in Saury French barriques. The palate is long and smooth, sweet dark cherry and evolving strawberry characters abound., structure, complexity, elegance and finesse, summer pudding fruit over a sheath of fine, tight tannins.