Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2020
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. Fine Tassie Pinot for the price!
This leading Pipers River producer in Tassie has done well here. Michael Caldwell (viticulturalist/winemaker- with experience at Te Kairanga and Joseph Chromy) overseas the 12 hectare vineyard and employs classical Pinot Noir winemaking techniques: hand sorting fruit, cold soaking, whole bunch inclusion, hand-plunging and wild fermentation; to create wines that combine fruit intensity with layers of texture and persistent varietal characters.
A blend of Pinot Noir parcels from their vineyards at Pipers River, Coal River Valley and grower in the Upper Derwent Valley. Each of these sites is unique with distinctive individual terroirs, building complexity into the final wine blend. Each of the different parcels of fruit from across the vineyard sites were picked on their merit. Fermentation started after 2-3 days with plunging of the cap to extract colour and tannin from the skins. The wine was pressed at completion of fermentation and settled before being placed into French oak barriques, where malolactic fermentation took place, prior to filtration and bottling.
About the 2020 from the winemaker: “Cooler, slightly wetter conditions during spring and early summer slowed the rate of fruit maturity. March saw a return to classic Indian summer conditions with mild, dry weather through harvest and into April. This allowed the grapes to reach maturity, while maintaining fine natural acidity.
Small batches of Pinot Noir were selected from sites in our own vineyards at Pipers River and Coal River Valley. Each site and block has different clones and terroir, adding their own strenghts and complexity to the final blend. The cooler northern maritime location at Pipers River produces Pinot Noir that is focused and structured, while the Coal River Valley is naturally deeper in colour and concentration of fruit with fine acidity.
Aromas of spiced rhubarb, sweet red cherries, Asian five spice and vanilla mingle with earthy notes and the distinct fruity spice notes of sassafras forest. The palate is seductive with fleshy red and black cherries. It develops with spices from the whole bunch inclusion and French oak barrels. The natural acidity keeps the palate youthful and juicy and leads towards a finish with silky tannins.”
RRP $42 ** Our Special Price when you buy 6 or more $32.99
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