Ninth Island Tasmania Pinot Noir 2021
NEW VINTAGE RELEASE PREVIOUS VINTAGE 93 POINT RATED SAM KIM & 92 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
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- PREVIOUS VINTAGE 93 POINT RATED SAM KIM WINE ORBIT
- NEW VINTAGE COOL CLIMATE TASMANIAN PINOT NOIR
- PREVIOUS VINTAGE 92 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
Ninth Island Pinot Noir showcases our cool climate vineyard sites in the North of Tasmania. Expressive aromas of raspberries, boysenberry with red cherries and hints of earthy spice. Flavours of cherry and mixed berries with hints of mulberry and lasting concentration. Abundant berry fruit and fine supple structure, perfectly suited for early enjoyment.
Harvested during the cool early morning temperatures, the grapes were destemmed and crushed without delay. The crushed fruit was allowed to soak at cool temperatures for 2-3 days, then inoculated and fermented at between 25-30°C in stainless vessels. The wine was gently pressed off skins prior to full malolactic fermentation. Bottled early under screw cap to preserve intensely perfumed aromas and rich, vibrant fruit with soft velvety tannins.
Produced from grapes grown at Pipers Brook and at Strathlynn on the west bank of the Tamar River, 70km away. Northeast sites are close to Bass Strait and are subject to strong maritime influences. The Tamar Valley’s hillside slopes offer vines some protection from prevailing westerly winds, promoting warm, settled conditions for much of the growing season. The West Tamar also has surprisingly low rainfall. Sites around Pipers Brook feature Ferrosol (volcanic) soils, while those in the Tamar Valley are Vertosol (black cracking clay) soils. Both soil types have excellent water holding capacity, offering a steady supply of moisture and nourishment to the vines throughout the growing season. Pioneering clonal selection gives consistency of up front fruit and palate balance from old vine material. These 30 Year old vines give low yields with increase concentration and flavour. Predominantly Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) trellises, which expose bunches to the sun, thus achieving full maturity with well-balanced flavours and fine, ripe tannins.
|Grape Variety:||Pinot Noir|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar mid term|
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