Pinot Noir East Coast Tasmania
William Lyne arrived in Van Diemen's Land on October of 1826. His descendants established Spring Vale in 1875 and have pursued farming ventures in this beautiful area of Tasmania's east coast ever since. Rodney and Lyn Lyne planted 6.6 hectares of vine at Spring Vale, principally Pinot Noir in 1986. Further plantings were made in the following years, more Pinot Noir and more Pinot Noir again, with a splash of Pinot Meunier for variety. Today, Spring Vale can lay claim to the most coveted editions of Van Diemen's Land Pinot Noir.
Available in cartons of 6
There are no corners cut in the viticulture and vinification at Spring Vale. Space permitting, all parcels are plunged by hand. When there are no more open pots left, larger open fermenters are employed which are gently irrigated. The final wine is made up of approximately twenty individual components, all of which represent different clones, different blocks, different parts of blocks, different yeasts, different fermentation temperatures and different oak. Now with twelve months in bottle, it is beautifully integrated and soft, full bodied and richly textured. Such is the devotion of the winemaker to creating an artisanal Pinot Noir, that reserve stocks are held back for special release as museum vintages.
Medium cherry colour. Aromatic nose of lavender and allspice, dried herbs and subtle toasty oak. Seamless, rich, dark cherry flavour on a sweet middle palate, a fine line running from front to back. Abundance of fine and even, powdery tannins before a long, balanced finish. An elegant style with deceptively easy to appreciate complexity.