Tolpuddle Pinot Noir 2016, Coal River Valley, Tasmania, Australia

The Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley was planted in 1988. The climate is cool and dry – ideal conditions to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of exceptional quality. The vineyard is planted with mature Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, facing north-east, and sloping gently up from Back Tea Tree Road. The soil is light silica over sandstone and of moderate vigor, ensuring well-balanced vines producing grapes of great flavor and intensity. The 2016 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir is intensely aromatic, balanced with savory spice notes from whole bunch fermentation, along with purity of varietal expression, fresh acidity and firm tannins. The 2016 vintage is very perfumed, medium bodied and approachable.