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Tamar Ridge

Pinot Noir 2017


6 Awards/Critics’ Notes
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An elegant expression of Tamar Valley Pinot Noir, displaying aromas of ripe dark cherry against a background of spicy and savoury characters. 

A rich and complex wine with a good concentration of fine, soft, silky tannins that will reward cellaring.


Vineyard Region: Tasmania
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13%
Colour: This pinot noir is deep purple with hints of crimson.
Aroma: A rich and complex nose showing generous aromas of ripe dark cherry and red berry fruits dominating against a background layer of spice and savoury complexity.
Palate: It has mouth-filling flavours of ripe raspberry and strawberry. The fruit flavours are balanced by a good concentration of fine, soft, silky tannins and enough acidity to give definition to the finish which is long and persistent with lingering ripe fruit. The wine is drinking well now and will develop more complex and savoury characters with some more time in the bottle.
Peak Drinking: Until 2025

Recommended food pairings: This full and flavoursome pinot noir makes a versatile accompaniment to a great variety of foods. It would be delightful with an olive crusted lamb cutlet served on a tomato and chickpea salad. Or for something different try the Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir with a roasted squab that has a preserved lemon and thyme stuffing.

Growing Conditions: A blend of several clones was used as we have aimed for an elegant and complex expression of our terroir that will reward cellaring and suit fine dining.

Winemaker: Tom Wallace

Winemaking notes: After crushing the must was pumped into open stainless steel fermenters with some batches allowed to undergo pre-ferment maceration and soak on skins for up to 5 days. Fermentation on skins for approximately 10 days with ferment temperatures allowed to run at temperatures of up to 30°C. During this time the cap was plunged twice daily. All batches were pressed using a hydraulic basket press and then pumped into French oak barriques. Approximately 20% of the wine was matured in new oak with the balance aged in a mixture of two to three-year-old barrels. Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir is typically aged for 10-12 months prior to bottling. The wine finished with and Alcohol of 13.0%, a TA of 6.2 g/l and pH of 3.44.

5 Awards

  1. 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show


  2. 2019 International Cool Climate Wine Show


  3. 2019 Perth Royal Wine Awards


  4. 2019 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show


  5. 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show


Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “Mulberry, raspberry aromas, fresh and youthful; lighter weight, slightly sweet-and-sour, finishing with drying tannins.”


    Huon Hooke 14/01/2019

Delivery Information

All our products are shipped from our Winery in Milawa, VIC.

Zone (defined by postcode) Fastway AusPost
Albury/North East Victoria $12.00 $15.00
Melbourne $16.00 $12.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $20.00
NSW, VIC Country $16.00 $22.00
Adelaide, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast $16.00 $16.00
QLD Country $16.00 $28.00
Tasmania, Perth $25.00 $30.00
SA Country $30.00 $30.00
NT, Country WA $59.00 $36.00

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