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Tamar Ridge

Reserve Pinot Noir 2015


8 Awards/Critics’ Notes
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A full and flavoursome Pinot Noir from our Tamar Valley vineyard.
The wine is drinking well now and with careful cellaring will develop more complex and savoury characters over time in bottle. Cellar 8-10 years.


Vineyard Region: Tasmania
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14%
Colour: This pinot noir is deep crimson red with hints of purple.
Aroma: The pinot has a rich and complex nose with strong aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry dominating against a background layer of cinnamon and some savoury/meaty characters that will develop over time.
Palate: Mouth-filling flavours of red berries are balanced by a good concentration of soft, silky tannins and enough acidity to give definition to a long and persistent finish.
Peak Drinking: Until 2028

Recommended food pairings: This full and flavoursome Pinot Noir makes a versatile accompaniment to a great variety of foods. It would be delightful with grilled tuna or barbecued game meat served with char-grilled Mediterranean vegetables.

Growing Conditions: Pinot Noir has its origins in eastern France where it is responsible for the region’s famed red wines. It can be a temperamental and frustrating variety. Ripening early and low yielding, it is susceptible to excessive heat and cold and prone to large clonal variations. Pinot Noir is very sensitive to overcropping and vines with excessive crops struggle to ripen their grapes.

Winemaker: Tom Wallace

Winemaking notes: Each block of pinot noir is harvested separately as they reach optimal ripeness, then carefully destemmed into small open top stainless steel fermenters. Here they generally cold soak on skins for 5-7 days, before natural yeast start fermentation. Ferments are run up to 30 degrees and hand plunged regularly. Post ferment the wine is separated from the skins with a traditional French basket press, and after 24 hours settling they are run to French oak barriques for maturation, of which 25% are new. In Spring the barrels warm up and go through Malolactic fermentation. After 10 months in barrel, each individual block is sampled and only the best are identified, blending is then undertaken in the winery, and the wine matures for 12 months before release. In 2015 the wine finished with an Alcohol of 14.0%, a TA of 6.1g/L and pH of 3.64.

7 Awards

  1. 2019 Global Pinot Noir Masters


  2. 2018 18th International Cool Climate Wine Show


  3. 2018 Tasmanian Wine Show


  4. 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show


  5. 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show


  6. 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Award


  7. 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show


Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “A light crimson, with a carnal nose of forest floor, cardamon, clove and wood smoke wafting about a core of sweet cherry, keeping it all on the savoury side of the tracks. Enticing stuff, with applaudable intensity of flavour corseted by a mosaic of firm, spindly tannins (whole-bunch, surely) nestled oak and crunchy acidity. Long tactile.”


    2019 Halliday Wine Companion 31/08/2018

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
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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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