Holyman Pinot Noir

Holyman Pinot Noir 2015

Tamar Valley, Tasmania   |    750ml   |    13%

96 Points - James Halliday

Holyman is the flagship label of the Stoney Rise winery in the heart of the Tamar Valley. Stoney Rise is owned and operated by Joe and Lou Holyman who are building a reputation for making some of the Apple Isle's finest Pinots. The 2015 Holyman Pinot Noir is another top-line example which is sure to impress the many fans of this wine.

"96 Points. Hand-picked from a 0.6ha estate block, 55% whole bunches, 45% destemmed, cold-soaked for 7 days, wild yeast-fermented, matured in French barriques (30% new), the only addition SO2. Clear, vivid crimson-purple, it leaps from the glass with its perfumed red and blue fruits, then captures the palate in a split second with its array of those fruits on the one side, spicy, savoury tannins ex the whole bunches on the other. Yet another beautiful Tasmanian pinot attesting to the great vintage. Drink by: 2027 Date tasted: 09/Sep/2016 Price: $50.00 Alcohol: 13% - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

"94+ Points. Spice, rose petals and vanilla, plum and red fruit, some clean earthiness. Medium bodied, firm grainy tannin and fresh strawberry tang, a bit sappy, but dynamic and packed with red fruits and plum. It’s pretty coiled up and tense as a young wine. Relax, take a load off! Emery tannin and firm acid on a long finish, and again the roses and spice. Tasted a day later, and it looked better, but still pretty frisky and unevolved. It might best be described as a wine of structure and latent potential. Tasted: Sep16 Alcohol: 13% Price: $55 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2035 - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

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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.
Tamar Valley
This wine as with all of the Holyman wines is 100% estate grown and comes off vines which were planted in 1986. It’s also exciting for us to let you know that this is the 10th release of this wine.

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.

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