Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2017
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The 11ha Dalrymple vineyard in the Pipers River Region in Northern Tasmania is planted on a rich red ferrosol soil over a basalt plateau and rolling slopes. The close proximity of the Bass Strait moderates the natural cool climate making it ideal for slow ripening of fruit, resulting in intense flavours, whilst retaining great acidity and allowing even ripening of tannins to give wines of great natural structure.
At Dalrymple a variety of classical Pinot Noir winemaking techniques are employed: hand-sorting fruit, cold soaking, and whole bunch inclusion, hand plunging and wild fermentation. In the exceptional 2007 vintage block A was declared the best of vineyard and its fruit allocated to the single estate wine.
This wine displays dark reds with a rich layered nose showing black cherry fruits, mulberries and violets. The oak is beautifully integrated and contributes cinnamon spice, toast and cream. The palate is layered and textured displaying rich pinot fruits of black cherries & raspberry with classical savouriness and structure. The tannins are fine and powdery and the finish is lingering and ethereal.