Stoney Rise Holyman Pinot Noir

Holyman Pinot Noir 2017

Tamar Valley, Tasmania   |    750ml   |    13%
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 Tasmania's best Pinots. The 2017 Holyman Pinot Noir is another top-line example of Tassie Pinot Noir produced from 100% estate-grown grapes planted in 1986. The team at Holyman have proclaimed 2017 as one of the great vintages, and this 2017 Holyman Pinot Noir is sure to impress the many fans of this wine.

"96 Points. If the wine didn't come from Tasmania, you'd be transfixed by its vivid hue and clarity, likewise the brightness and purity of its aromas and flavours, built within a citadel of dark cherry and satsuma plum, the certainty of spices and flowers around the corner. A very, very seductive pinot. 12 % alc. Drink by: 2032" Screwcap" - James Halliday,

"A strong vintage for Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Dark cherry, earth, mint, creamy clove spice oak. Only into medium bodied with shapely emery tannin and firm clean acidity, spicy cherry flavour, not a huge amount of flavour or density, it’s quite bony and lean, in fact. All structure over fruit weight, with a solid finish, tannin gripping firm and discreetly. It’s an intellectual style as at now, and pleasure and ease of drinking plays second fiddle to that. I suspect it’s a wine that will show well in, say, six years or so. 92+ Points Tasted: Aug19 Alcohol: 12% Price: $55 Screwcap Drink: 2023 - 2032" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
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
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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