A gentle and supple Dixon offering charm as it opens up to red roses and rosehips, a whisper of spiced cherries and blood orange. Plenty of sweet fruit, bitter herbs and chinotto mingling on the just-mid-weighted palate, with bright acidity and furry, if fine, tannins in tow. It doesn’t have power, but it has detail. It’ll also garner more complexity in time. 95 points. Jane Faulkner Published 16 August 2022 WINERY NOTE: The 2020 Dixon spent 10 months in barrel and was bottled in mid February. This wine is a composition of sections of the original 1988 planting and the 2001 Kaye vineyard. It has a lifted nose of roses, red cherries,...
The Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir is based upon declassified grapes from the Original Vineyard planted in 1988 and grapes from the new Block K, planted in 2001. The ideal of this wine is to produce a delicious, perfumed, spicy harmonious, textured wine that is not as intense, complex nor ageworthy as our individual vineyard wines. Even when the outstanding Block K vines are older we will continue to declassify sections or barrels from each vineyard and produce this wine. The wine is fermented the same way as our other Pinot Noirs in that it is ostensibly 100% de-stemmed and gently worked in small open vats. The wine spends 11 months in French...
James Halliday 96 points. Oak provides a modest spruce, but fruit, spice, tannin and a pure line of acidity all work here towards something wonderful. Complex flavours run along precisely drawn lines; tannin taps at the edges with the touch of a watchmaker. JH. The Original Vineyard has over its history become know for its signature perfumed bouquet and silky, pure palate. This relatively quartz riddled, gently north sloping three acre vineyard produces very fine, spicy, fragrant wine that has high natural acidity and develops beautifully given 6-10 years careful cellaring. As it ages the depth of aroma increases in and the palate becomes...
Vineyard: The Farrside vineyard sits on a northeast-facing slope and consists of limestone topped with black volcanic soil. The vines were planted in 2001 and run east-west to protect the fruit from overexposure to the sun. The clones are a mixture of 114, 115, 777, 667 and MV6. Even though the Farrside and Sangreal vineyards are only 300 metres apart, the darker soils and cooler growing conditions of the Farrside vineyard mean these grapes are picked 10 to 12 days after all others and produce a more masculine and edgy wine. Vinification: The fruit is hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, then fermented in an open-top fermenter. Between 40...
Producer notes: "Sit back and take in the aromas from a glass of this pinot as you think about sitting at the top of the vineyard surrounded by cows, water, grass and all things Western District farming. Sweet and sour cherries, earth, spice and a lovely elegant structure."
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the Cote Vineyard as is the GC Chardonnay. A close planted / high density planting of Pinot Noir on a exposed cote. These hillsides facing North, North East and East will be the backbone of the Farr dynasty for decades to come. The fruit is hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, then fermented in an open-top fermenter. Between 40 to 50 per cent of the fruit will be stemmed and then cold soaked for four days. We use only the natural yeast for the fermentation process, which takes roughly 19 days. Grape-stomping (known as pigeage) will occur two to three times a day depending on the amount of extraction...
Tasting Note: Love the paucity of colour. This wine has richness, and classic Sangreal perfume and spice. Savoury in the sweet and sour way, lightness, and generosity in equal measure. Cinnamon, cloves, anise, and sour cherries. That classic stem note, dill, and fresh currants. There is a creaminess and softness that only time in barrel brings. A complex and complete wine. Huon Hook. The Sangreal vineyard was planted in 1994, making it their oldest vineyard. It lies on a north-facing slope and the soil composition is bluestone and over limestone, with red ironstone colouring the surface. This is unlike our other vineyards, which are mostly...
Winestate Magazine, Trophy, Best in Category, 98 points. HUON HOOKE, THE REAL REVIEW 2022, 95 points. "Medium depth purple-red colour, very bright and youthful, the aromas are of fragrant spices and red cherries: a really beautiful bouquet. The palate follows on from there and is intense and superbly balanced, with raspberry and red licorice added to the cherry. A subtle smoky patina from oak. Fruit-sweet core, and a long, long carry: a magical pinot." WINEMAKING Heralding from three exceptional sites of Huon Valley, Lower Derwent Valley and Coal River Valley, each parcel of fruit was then fermented and matured separately in large format...
Gold Medal, Hobart Royal Wine Show 2022. COLOUR Intense and striking colours of bright crimson. AROMA The wine has a lovely lift and evolves quickly in the glass revealing layers of dark powerful fruit but nuanced by hints of earth and red berry. Evocative and complex all at once. PALATE The palate is powerfully fruited yet reveals a super fine and juicy tannin structure. Raspberry pip tannins carry the palate long, and perfect natural acidity ensures the wine is fresh and rewards. WINEMAKING Matured in large-format French oak for ten months (35% new). The first wine produced under the Lowestoft label using fruit from Lowestoft, a nearby...
Winestate Magazine 96 points. RAY JORDAN, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN 2022, 94 points. Gorgeous aromatic perfumed opening on the nose. This comes from a single Tasmanian vineyard on the Tasman Peninsula. The nose shows spicy cherry and raspberry character with slightly limestone, chalky characters merging with captivating spices. Has such beautiful tannins which almost glow in the dark as they carry the palate effortlessly forward to a long finish. The use of large-format oak contributes to the balance and integration. Combines texture and precision (best drinking: Now to 2029). #TAS
A blend of 80% Shiraz and 20% Pinot Noir. Small production. Big heart. 95 points - Mike Bennie The Wine Front "Cor blimey, this is a wine! Such beautiful texture, vibrancy, shimmering cherry juice and cranberry tang, layers of spice, herb, a bristling line of acidity and such fine and shape-giving tannins. It’s one of those wines that feels beautiful let alone tastes delicious. Lighter weight style with all the structure. Super stuff here." Halliday Wine Companion, 95 points. The tension between tannin, acidity, savoury nuances and fruit is high. It feels as though all the components here are sitting straight and alert. Earth, rust,...
WINERY NOTE: It all starts with the vineyard, paying careful attention to pruning and the health of the vines. Cool climate vineyards enable the vines to produce rich flavours and characters over a longer growing season. Our Pinots have never been shy in colour and the 2018 vintage is no exception - gorgeous crimson red with a hint of purple. Aromas of cranberry, lavender, violet and herbs. The plate is supple with soft tannins, leading to a long, lingering finish. Closure: Screw Cap Perfect with cold tea smoked duck!
The perfect example of a Yarra Valley pinot noir, taken from vineyards throughout the region. Ruby red, bright and fresh; this pinot is fruit forward, with a little spice, and very easy to drink. Colour: bright ruby. Aroma: black cherry, violets, raspberry, spice. Palate: red berry fruit, cherry, silky tannin. Cellar: zero to eight years.
WINERY NOTE: Our flagship Pinot Noir, taken from cooler Yarra Valley sites for freshness and bright fruit. Everything you’d want in a top-quality Yarra Valley Pinot Noir; red fruits shine up front with layers of savoury and spice supporting with elegance and depth of flavour; bright and finely structured. WINE NOTES Colour: pale cherry red Aroma: violets, perfume, chocolate, maraschino cherry Palate: dark cherry, mocha, vanilla, silky tannins Cellar: 0 to 10 years WINEMAKING Process: destemmed, whole berry, 4 day cold soak Fermentation: open pot fermenters, hand plunged, wild and inoculated ferments Barrel: 30% new French oak, 70% 1st and...
WINERY NOTE: Our Pinot Noir has an attractive garnet colour and delivers a cherry and raspberry fruit profile along with savoury fleshiness. The barrel fermentation develops the rich flavour and aroma of the wine and a good portion of new barrels adding classic soft oak characters helping the overall integration of the wine. Serving the wine cool (around 15 degrees) will ensure the flavour profile which suits pairing with Mediterranean dishes, chicken, duck and light meats. ‘A savoury Pinot Noir with elegant red fruits and soft, composed length.’
“Plenty of bold red cherries and berries in a sappy and gently earthy frame of complex aromas. The palate has a very vividly powerful stance and elegant yet intense tannins, carrying strawberry, red-cherry and plum flavors. Impressive. 94 Points.” JamesSuckling.com, October 2020 [2019 Vintage]. WINERY NOTE: Pinot Noir is a very selective grape. It does not like the heat but does like the sun. It likes to be on well drained soils so not good on flat landscapes. It likes warm days but more important, cold summer nights. It is so demanding that only a few Australian regions can aspire to produce a Pinot Noir of any pedigree. The Yarra...
COLOUR Clear, bright, cherry red. AROMA Bright aromas of raspberry, red plums with an earthy forest floor complexity. PALATE A smooth wine with vibrant red fruit that is balanced by subtle, savoury characters and ultra-fine tannins. Truly ‘Tasmanian’ in style, this delicate wine is both elegant and sophisticated. #TAS
James Suckling 92 points. Cranberries, strawberries, fresh herbs and citrus. Quite mouth-filling and succulent on the palate, where finely chiselled tannins cut out a sleek form. Drink now. 92 points. Blue Gold, Sydney IWC 2019. Gold Medal, Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2018. Gold Medal, China Wine and Spirits Awards 2018. Taken from five different sites around Tasmania on the following lines: East Coast (Swansea/Cranbrook) – 25% Tamar Valley (Northern Tasmania) – 25% Southern Tasmania (Coal River Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley) – 50% Aroma Fragrant dark cherry and strawberry with hints of raspberry, earthy beetroot and...
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