Wines of the Month

January 2023 Releases: Moores Hill 2021 Pinot Noir $40 & Jones & Jones Invercarron 2021 Pinot Noir $39

January 2023

January 2023 Releases: Moores Hill 2021 Pinot Noir $40 & Jones & Jones Invercarron 2021 Pinot Noir $39

Moores Hill 2021 Pinot Noir $40

Tamar Valley, Tasmania Moore’s Hill is a boutique family operated Tasmanian wine producer located in the beautiful Tamar Valley. We produce estate grown, single vineyard wines of depth, quality and personality. TASMANIA\\\'S FIRST 100% SOLAR POWERED WINERY We\\\'re making wine powered by the sun. We completed our new winery in March 2017 and all our wines are now made on site by winemaker Julian Allport. The winery does not draw any power from the electricity grid, 110 solar panels on the roof provide a 40kW solar array with 100kwH gel battery storage. Sustainability is at the heart of our winemaking philosophy. Tasting Notes: Deep hues of ruby/magenta. Classic Tamar vibrance - showing spicy cherry notes on the nose. The palate delivers with an abundance of plummy fruit. Gentle spice and slate offsets the fruit. Savoury grunt kicks in to keep everything balanced. Food Suggestion: The perfect with lighter game – quail, duck and rabbit. The weight of this wine will carry roast lamb and the savory earthy tones - mushroom dishes like risotto and pasta Harvested: April 2021 Vintage Conditions: A smaller yielding year, giving vibrant fruit flavours in the cherry and dark fruits spectrum, whilst maintain that tight acid structure for longevity Winemaker’s Notes: Northern Tasmanian summers are sufficiently long, providing mild ripening that is expressive of our unique terroir. Small batch, whole bunch fermentation, 30% new French oak, gentle plunging, 12 months maturation and minimal fining and filtration are the philosophical backbone for this wine – we aim to intervene a little to make a wine with a lot. Viticulturists Notes: Vertical shoot positioned, 8 shoots per cane, 1 bunch per shoot only (max. 2kg per vine), leaf plucking early to ensure airflow and hygiene, lots of hand tending with a minimum of chemical inputs – the vines are given every opportunity to express themselves Appearance: Dense, rich cherry Bouquet: Red to blue fruit with savory notes and earthy overtones Palate: The palate is smooth with fine tannins, ripe intense blue fruit and a lingering savory and spicy back palate Cellar: Drink now or lay down for 5-7 years Analysis: Alc 13.5% , pH 3.45, Acidity: 6.9g/litre

Jones & Jones Invercarron 2021 Pinot Noir $39

The Jones Family received their first parcel of land in the Jordan Valley in 1818. Although the physical location has since changed, the Jones family have maintained their farming origins and, seven generations later, are still successfully farming the region. Invercarron is now owned & farmed by Andrew and Karen Jones. We are located in Broadmarsh, a hidden gem located in the Jordan Valley, only a 45 minute drive from Hobart. Being the first vineyard in the region has its challenges, however our location is what makes us unique. The site for the vines was selected after a search of the property, settling on a north-facing block perched high above the valley. The site provides panoramic views of the region, you can see the sheep grazing, the tractor ploughing the fields – all while standing amongst the vines of Invercarron Vineyard. It’s a very unique office. After many soil tests, family discussions and research, the first vines were planted in 2017. Three generations of the Jones’s rolled up their sleeves to chip in and help out. We decided to plant Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, due to the pristine cool-climate growing conditions in Southern Tasmania. Fast forward to now, and we are just about to bottle our fourth vintage. Out first vintage exceeded all expectations, with our Pinot Noir achieving a Gold Medal at the Royal Hobart Wine show and a 93/100 rating from Huon Hooke. Being introduced to the wine world has been a steep learning curve, for all of us, but we are committed to putting The Jordan Valley on the map. Like our pioneering ancestors, Invercarron Wines is breaking new ground in the Jordan Valley to ensure the Jones legacy remains for many generations to come. 2021 INVERCARRON PINOT NOIR TASTING NOTE Meticulously hand-selected according to clonal ripeness, this Pinot Noir was batch fermented utilising both indigenous and cultured yeasts. Pure and expressive, this is wine that shines a light upon a challenging but highly rewarding vintage at Invercarron. The elegance and focus of the wine remind us why good Pinot Noir is so good. Alluring red fruits. Sophisticated spice. Layered oak. VINIFICATION NOTES • 100% destemmed prior to fermentation. • 3-5 day cold soak prior to fermentation. • A combination of old and new French oak, 30% new. • Use of wild and inoculated yeast which provided beautiful aromatics, complexity and structure. • Only small quantities produced. • Cherry, spice and forest floor characters drive this wine • Vegan friendly. • Clones Abel, 777, D4V2 & D5V12. • Unfined.


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