Stefano Lubiana Sasso Pinot Noir 2016

$114.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

100% estate- grown, single-vineyard. Sasso is a selection from the very best barrels and is only made in exceptional vintages.

This is a wine ready for serious contemplation: it will open up beautifully in the glass. The heady nose is intoxicating with its ripe cherry spice, bright raspberry and a mix of delicious savoury flavours that tantalise the palate. The final journey of this outstanding wine’s structure is one of long, silky tannins – the perfect finale.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Country Australia
Region Tasmania
Brand Stefano Lubiana
Vintage 2012

Tasmanian Wine

The Tasmanian wine region is a cool climate region, the most southerly of all wine regions in Australia. Due to the lower temperatures, the area grows primarily Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, with smaller plantings of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon.

“Having been to many wine tastings over the years, I can definitely say from a personal standpoint that Tasmanian Chardonnay and Pinot noir are always ones I look forward to trying if they are on the menu. They are almost always high calibre wines that can easily compete against what the rest of the world has to offer in these varietals.” Jason C. – World Wine.

While Tasmania makes great still wines, the exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir also make for excellent sparkling wines.

More recent vintages since 2005 have been positively impacted by the effects of global warming. With slightly higher temperatures the grapes are ensured to ripen fully and produce more vibrant wine.

twf97

The Wine Front – Deeply flavoured and tannic and yet pretty and perfumed. Plum and cherry, dried Italian herbs, wood spice and anise. It's an immensely pleasant wine, even though the content is serious. It's a wine of light and shade, drama and detail. As well as it performs now, it's impossible to drink it without yearning to see what its future holds.

jh96

James Halliday – Sasso is the estate's top Pinot Noir, a barrel selection released in the best vintages, and it is complex. This has depth and structure, but such a joyous wine smelling of Pontefract liquorice, rich and riper flavours, but all balanced, fuller-bodied, deep, velvety round tannins, sapid with some tangy acidity, twang and perfume from whole bunches, earthy sous bois, hint of menthol, so much going on. Layers of flavour, texture and depth. A wine that demands time and respect.

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