Wines of the Month

July 2023 Releases: Gala Estate 1821 Pinot Noir 2021 $65 & Glaetzer- Dixon Avancé 2022 Pinot Noir $35

July 2023

July 2023 Releases: Gala Estate 1821 Pinot Noir 2021 $65 & Glaetzer- Dixon Avancé 2022 Pinot Noir $35

Gala Estate 1821 Pinot Noir 2021 $65

Inspiring. Tasmania We have named our Estate Pinot 1821 as a tribute to our pioneer forefathers who arrived here in 1821. Adam and John Amos, together with their families, were the first white settlers to be granted land on the East Coast, carving farms out of wilderness with their bare hands. Six generations later, we continue to work the original land grants with respect, pride  and passion. 2021 Pinot Noir We select only the very best parcels of fruit from across our vineyard to craft a limited-batch Pinot Noir of superb complexity. Concentration and finesse combine to create a wine that will drink well in its youth but will reward in extended cellaring. Tasting notes: The colour is a return to the concentrated, dark ruby hue, with flecks of brilliant pink at the rim. On the nose, the wine is complex and brooding, with dried fruits and flowers, dry roses and cherry / cranberry and well integrated Spice from the judicious use of French Oak, nice subtle vanilla notes on the nose too. In the mouth, the wine is vibrant and fresh, with great concentration and energy. The line of acid and fine tannins supports the dark cherry, cranberry and beetroot flavours on the palate. This 2021 Pinot Noir has great length and is an absolute harmony of perfectly ripe fruit flavours. Drink now or cellar confidently to mid 2030s Region: Cranbrook, East Coast, Tasmania Alc./ Vol. 14.0 % Trophy for best Pinot Noir Australia & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show 2022

Glaetzer-Dixon Avancé Pinot Noir $35

Glaetzer-Dixon Blackcurrant and violet aromas continue to a full flavoured palate of raspberries, dried strawberries and subtle mixed spice notes. Silken tannins and well balanced acid lengthens the delicious finish. Nick Glaetzer began his winemaking journey with his family in the Barossa Valley, following with vintages in the Languedoc, the Pfalz, Margaret River, the Riverland, Sunraysia, the Hunter Valley and Burgundy. In 2005 Nick landed in Tasmania, searching for cool-climate, super-premium vineyards; perfect for crafting pinot noir, riesling and savoury shiraz. Established in 2008, Glaetzer-Dixon is now an eminent Tasmanian winemaker. Avancé is the first wine from GDF to advance from barrel to bottle each season. Working and travelling through many winemaking regions in Europe gave Nick Glaetzer insight into the regional fresh and vibrant wines, keenly sought after by the locals for their bright flavours. Nick has minimalist winemaking principles that give the fruit prime place in the 2022 Avancé Pinot Noir. Grapes were grown at two vineyards in the Upper Derwent (80%) and Coal (20%) valleys of Tasmania. Handcrafted at the Glaetzer-Dixon urban winery in Hobart. Vineyards: 80% Upper Derwent Valley, S Tasmania, 20% Coal River Valley, S Tasmania, Yield: 6 - 8 tonnes per hectare (2.4 – 3.2 tonnes per acre). Winemaking: 20% whole bunch, plus 10% stalk addition. 5 day pre-ferment soak. Wild ferment in 2-tonne open fermenters, hand plunged twice daily. Post-ferment soak 7-14 days. Pressed into oak for natural MLF.


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