Delamere Vineyards Naissante Pinot Noir 2016
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Delamere Vineyards is one of Tasmania’s longest running family owned and operated wine estates, focused on producing distinguished sparkling (Methode Traditionelle) and still wines from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties. Nestled amongst the cool maritime slopes of Pipers River, in north eastern Tasmania, the vineyard was first established in 1982 placing it amongst the oldest vineyards in the region. With 6.5ha of grapes now established on the property, the age of the vineyard makes it a rare resource in Tasmania, and valuable due to the significant increase in wine quality associated with mature vines. The winery is owned and run by husband and wife vigneron’s Shane Holloway and Fran Austin (formerly of Bay of Fires).
From the winery: “Our passion for the region of Tasmania, at similar latitude to the Champagne and Burgundy regions in France, arises from a desire to seek out a genuine cold climate that can produce wines of classic structure, combining fruit intensity with refinement, complexity with persistence of flavour, and the ultimate expression of grape and region. The region of Pipers Brook in the north east of Tasmania enjoys a significant climatic advantage that is unique in Australia, that of a very low variability of maximum temperature. This stability is born from a unique set of geographical features, the hot northerly winds are cooled by the waters of Bass Strait, while the cool southerlies gain heat as they cross the island. This, combined with cool, relative temperatures and significant sunshine hours make for ideal conditions to retain delicate aromas. The frosty and sometimes wild conditions of winter give way to clear, crisp, blue sky days through the growing season, allowing the fruit to ripen slowly and evenly, assuring a lingering acidity essential to producing premium cool climate varietals.“
From the winemaker: “Naissante was born from the opportunity to work with a number of interesting, high-quality vineyards around Tasmania. Made using the same approach as the Delamere Pinot Noir, the wine sees hand harvesting, wild yeast fermentation, 30-40% whole bunch inclusion, hand plunging and matured in French barriques.
The fruit for the 2016 Pinot Noir is sourced from specific growers around the Tamar Valley … The 2016 vintage is characterized by very dry conditions and generally warm temperatures. Budburst commenced early in 2016 with strong canopy growth by January. The result has been wines that have developed ripe flavours at moderate potential alcohol with medium to high natural acidity, providing the backbone, elegance and finesse that defines the Delamere wines.
A ripe and juicy Pinot Noir showing plum, red cherries, red currants, and ripe strawberry characteristics. A hint of earthiness combines subtly with sweet spice to create a complex and very drinkable wine.”
Same hands on attention to detail winemaking as their estate wines – fruit sourced from select growers in Tassie’s Tamar Valley. Intensity and finesse … juicy, ripe red cherry, strawberry and more-ish forest floor characters. Cracking tassie Pinot for Quality & Value!
Review for 2015 vintage .. 94 points James Halliday “… The light colour gives no clue about the intensity of the wine in the mouth, a substantial part from the whole bunch fermentation, introducing foresty/herbal notes that sit well with the red cherry and strawberry fruit flavours, the tannins too, make a positive contribution.”
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