The Holm Oak team has been crafting luscious expressions of cool-climate Tassie wines for more than 10 years - and the winery has gone from strength to strength. Bec is winemaker. With 18 years experience gained in Australia and the US, she is well and truly ensconced in her winery domain. Tim is viticulturist, a third-generational grape grower and an agronomist with extensive viticultural experience.
Their worlds collide occasionally - most often when they go about the business of raising their two young boys. But mostly they stick to their own worlds, with a singular goal in sight - to produce single vineyard wines with personality and character that reflect them and the place in which they live, Tasmania’s pristine Tamar Valley, and their own personalities, rustic, down to earth, not super polished but genuine and authentic. They are creative wine producers, pushing boundaries and trying new techniques, but always remaining true to Tasmania’s highly regarded winemaking reputation.
Winemaking notes:Several clones of Pinot Noir from many blocks on our Estate vineyard were picked over a three week period. All batches were destemmed and were wild fermented in small open top fermenters. Ferments were hand plunged up to 5 times a day and then pressed to oak upon dryness. The wine underwent MLF in barrel and was then racked back to barrel for further maturation. 25% new French oak was used (the remainder 1 -4 year old barrels) and the wine was matured in these barrels for 10 months..
Tasting notes: Low yields resulted in great fruit concentration for the 2017 Pinot Noir. This wine has beautiful dark cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit characters with some liquorice and spice characters adding complexity. The palate has fine silky tannins great mid palate richness and well-balanced acidity.
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