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.
The fruit for this wine once again came from a 0.6Ha block in our vineyard called Jack. The fruit is hand picked and our well trained pickers do all our fruit sorting in the vineyard. The 2015 Pinot Noir is 55% whole bunch and 30% new 228 litre French oak barrels. After 7 days of cold soak the wine is naturally fermented and no additions are made except for sulphur as a preservative. It has our customary concentrated berry fruits and the length and depth of the palate is complimented by the grip of the tannin from the whole bunches. This wine is built to last, it was bottled without being fined or filtered.
2015 will go down in Tasmania as one of our very best vintages. It was a fantastic growing season, and while there was some rain during harvest it didn’t cause any problems as all the hard work had been done by then.