Spring Vale Melrose Pinot Noir 2020
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. Gorgeous bargain Tassie Pinot. 93 points Huon Hooke
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Continuing in the tradition of hard work and innovation established by William Lyne in 1826, Rodney and Lyn Lyne have planted 14.5 hectares of wine grapes, principally Pinot Noir at Spring Vale located in Cranbrook on Tasmania’s stunning Freycinet Coast.
The vineyard began in 1986 when a small area of 0.8 hectares were planted to Pinot Noir. Further plantings were made in the following years: firstly, more Pinot Noir, then Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer, followed by Pinot Gris in 1996. In 2000, more Pinot Noir and a splash of Pinot Meunier were planted. A further 7.9 hectares of Pinot Noir were then planted in 2013.
In June 2007, Spring Vale purchased a neighbouring farm, “Melrose”. The purpose was to enable increased production of a lighter style red to be produced, with the first “Melrose” Pinot Noir being the 2008 Vintage.
The Freycinet Coast is the driest part of the state, with an average annual rainfall of 550mm. Warm days and cool nights are a result of this climate and ideal for slow ripening and excellent flavour development. The soil at Spring Vale is mostly a fertile clay loam, with the subsoil varying from porous friable loam with rock to medium-heavy clay. Drainage
About the 2020 vintage … Another year of below average rainfall through winter continued into spring and summer resulting in below average crop levels. Late summer was cool allowing for slow steady ripening. Quality was exceptional, with intense, concentrated varietal flavours.
Bright, young, fresh and uncomplicated – The Spring Vale “Melrose” Pinot Noir is made for those who like to taste the fruit of the vines, not overly extracted, not too oaky, just beautiful fruit fermented into wine then put into bottle! Not too simple though – with a mix of 8 different Pinot Noir clones plus some mushroomy Pinot Meunier the aroma is a mixed bag of game and earthy notes with uplifted, luscious strawberry and raspberry fruits. On the palate the bright and fresh red berry fruits nest in a bed of soft, slurpable tannins with just enough acidity to keep the finish rolling until the next glass is poured. Enjoy with slow cooked shoulder of lamb or crispy skinned Tasmania ocean trout. Notes from the winery.
93 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review “Deepish red with a glint of purple and a spicy rich bouquet that reflects a liberal usage of spicy smoky oak. The wine is light to medium-weight and lean, elegant, with slight tannin grip to close. It has a good weight of very appealing black cherry flavour that lingers long on the farewell.”
93 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion “..Spice, anise nuances run through bramble and plum flavours. A soft, cushioned pinot eager to please.”
RRP $28 Our Special Price when you buy 6 or more $21.99
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Australia, Freycinet, Tasmania
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