93 pts Halliday Wine Companion
“Powerful pinot with fruit, oak and tannin all eager to impress. Stewed black cherry and undergrowth, toast and redcurrant notes lead to a dry, structured finish.”
91 pts Wine Enthusiast
“From Tasmania’s east coast, this is a structured Pinot that needs air to blow off some funky, meaty reductive notes. When it does open, it offers a nose of blueberries and cherries, wintery spices and herbs, river stones and a streak of barrel influence. The palate is wound tightly by rather austere tannins, but there’s a lovely purity of fruit and spice that makes this drinkable now with fatty protein, or capable of aging until 2030.”
The Devil’s Corner Resolution Pinot Noir is sourced from our east coast Hazards Vineyard. The Hazards vineyard produces wines of depth and intensity. The 2018 vintage was blessed with solid yields and powerful intensity as a result of several climatic influences extending back as far as 18 months prior to vintage.
The fruit was cold soaked and plunged twice a day until ferment was started to gain lengthy tannins. The wild yeast ferment was completed with partial whole bunches to add texture and complexity. Hand plunged in open top fermenters up to 6 times a day at temperatures bordering 30ºC. Basket pressed and settled for 48 hours then transferred to French oak of which 19% was new. It was bottled with an alcohol of 13.8% a T.A. of 6.0g/l and a pH of 3.55.
Deep crimson red. A full bodied style of Pinot Noir showing blackberry, sour cherry and hints of cedar from the quality French oak. The wine displays a juicy fruit driven middle palate with a crisp savoury texture and fine grained tannins.