92 pts ‘Editors’ Choice’ Wine Enthusiast May 2021
This distinctly Tassie Pinot offers a bouncy red cherry tone in the fore backed by hints of cinnamon and earthy spice. The palate is medium in weight, lifted by tart cranberry fruit and crunchy acidity. Silky tannins allow the fruit to shine brightly through the gaps.
92 pts Australian Wine Companion Aug 2021
60/40% Tamar Valley/East Coast. Kudos to Tom Wallace and the Brown Family for making delicious Tassie pinot at a bargain price. They tell me they can still make money, though I have no idea how. This is a refreshing lunchtime pinot, bubbling away with poached strawberries, morello cherries and wild blackberries of surprising persistence. Tangy acidity is a given in Tasmania, fine tannins are a bonus.
Our vineyards are located on Tasmania’s East Coast and in the Tamar Valley in the north of the state. The 2019 saw long slow ripening conditions producing very high quality Pinot Noir fruit for table wine, concentrated in colour and in character, and able to be harvested at only moderate potential alcohol yet with full flavour and ripeness.
The fruit was destemmed and fermented on skins in static fermenters using an air maceration technique that allows gentle extraction of colour and tannins without overpowering the wine. It was bottled with an alcohol of 13.0% a T.A. of 5.61g/l and a pH of 3.54.
This Pinot Noir is brightly coloured with youthful purple tones. A strongly perfumed style redolent of spicy black cherry, dark fruits and hints of raspberries. The wine displays a juicy, sweet-fruit middle palate with soft, ripe tannins and fresh acidity.
Made as a fruit-driven drink-now style with generous flavours, this delicious cool-climate Tasmanian Pinot Noir can also be cellared confidently for up to three years.