Single Site Ouse Pinot Noir 2018

Single Site Ouse Pinot Noir 2018

Our most inland Pinot Noir site, this vineyard is also one of the coolest. East facing, offering protection from the prevailing northwesterly winds, the soil is predominantly dolerite with broken shale adding to the character of the wine.
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Our most inland Pinot Noir site, this vineyard is also one of the coolest. East facing, offering protection from the prevailing northwesterly winds, the soil is predominantly dolerite with broken shale adding to the character of the wine.

The Details

Tasting Note Initial aromas of tamarillo, spiced strawberry and ironstone. After an hour in the glass, more savoury elements start to show through along with Asian spices. Restrained characters of tamarillo, spice and baked rhubarb carry onto the palate, accompanied by savoury tannins and natural acidity, providing great focus and length with a savoury finish that has wonderful persistence.
Best Enjoyed With Tofu and shitake mushroom spicy pho noodle soup or braised lamb shoulder with white bean and herbed tomato stew.
Treatment After two days, natural fermentation commenced and the must was plunged two or three times daily. Five days later the skins were pressed, with pressings returned to the free run juice. The wine was then placed into French oak barriques for nine months of maturation.
Vintage 2018
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region Tasmania
Alcohol by Volume 13%
Winemaker Peter Caldwell
Cellaring Recommendations Enjoy now or cellar 8 - 12 years
Pack Size Options 1 , 6

The Story

This unique vineyard is located five kilometres east of the small Central Highlands town of Ouse, along the Derwent River. A region of naturally low rainfall and warm, drying winds.

Single Site Ouse Pinot Noir offers a true interpretation of central Tasmanian terroir.

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Accolades

The colour is light, but the bouquet and palate have much more to say than its siblings. The explanation lies in its alcohol, not of itself a good thing, but here signalling ripe fruit, coupled with a touch of new oak.
James Halliday

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