Wines of the Month

December 2020 Releases: Sinapius Close Planted 2018 Pinot Noir $55 & Holm Oak The Protege 2019 Pinot Noir $25

December 2020

December 2020 Releases: Sinapius Close Planted 2018 Pinot Noir $55 & Holm Oak The Protege 2019 Pinot Noir $25

Sinapius Close Planted 2018 Pinot Noir $55

Estate grown from our two high density (7700-11,111 vines per hectare) blocks, planted on volcanic soils, comprising of 12 different Pinot Noir clones. The grapes were hand-picked and gently destemmed. 100% whole berry fermentation for 3 weeks before pressing and maturing on full lees for 18 months in French oak barriques (20% new). Unfined and unfiltered, to retain full expression of our vineyard, this wine was bottled in November 2019. On the nose, this wine is brimming with dark red fruits, sous bois and graphite. The palate is long with intense red fruits, dark berries, cured meats and blood plums, interwoven with, fragrant cloves, fine spice and wonderful minerality. The chalky, mouth coating tannins are fine, and persistent. A powerful wine with great length and tension and weight that can be enjoyed now, and will also reward careful cellaring.

Holm Oak The Protege 2019 Pinot Noir $25

Winemaking Notes: This Pinot made to be a lighter more fruit driven style of Pinot with some underlying spicy complexity. To achieve this, we have picked the fruit at moderate sugar levels when the fruit is displaying lovely fresh strawberry and cherry characters. The fruit is then de-stemmed and fermented on skins for 10 days. Specific yeasts which are known to enhance fruit aromatics are used to conduct the ferment. Following fermentation, the wine was matured in tank prior to being bottled. Tasting Notes This fresh, lively and aromatic Pinot shows lovely lifted strawberry and spice characters on the nose. These aromatics carry through to the palate which has fine, soft tannin, lovely bright fruit and juicy acidity. This is a gorgeously light Tasmanian Pinot Noir which is perfect drinking at any time


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