Joe Holyman is a legend in his native Tassie, and also on the mainland, not only for his cricketing prowess but, more importantly, one of the pre-eminent winemakers of Chardonnay and Pinot in Australia.
He specialises in these two varieties on a small and much loved, not forgetting stunningly beautiful, vineyard on the banks of the Tamar at Gravelly Beach some 20 ks north of Launceston.
Handpicked and sorted, this 100% estate-grown fruit comes from vines planted in 1986. Some 60% of the fruit goes into the fermenter as whole bunches. 30% of the wine is aged in new French oak to bring complex smoky elements complementing the vibrant red berries and chalky tannins. No fining or filtration and minimal sulphur. 2017 will go down as one of the great vintages down here. The season was long and not too warm, everything seemed to happen at the right time. – Lou & Joe Holyman
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