About This Wine
Medium straw with green-gold highlights. Attractive floral/talcum notes. Ripe almost exotic/tropical fruit aromas with frangipani and fig overtones. Smooth, plush palate, again showing ripe fruit characters balanced by refreshing/tangy natural acidity. The wine is round and textured, with very good persistence.
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.
The Wine Front – ‘Savouriness’ is the x-factor, perhaps. Some judicious lees, barrel or ‘work’ in winery to extract a little more than fruitiness. Here’s a good example. It’s hard to put a finger on it but there’s just something ‘really good’ about this wine. Pitch perfect tropical fruit, citrus, florals and faint nuttiness in perfume. The palate has enough volume to offer power and depth, some saline mineral charm, fresh fruitiness and great length, but in amongst all that it feels fresh and so very easy to drink.