Wines of the Month

June 2021 Releases: Charles Rueben Estate 2017 Pinot Noir $45 & Tertini Tasmanian Pinot Noir 2017 $50

June 2021

June 2021 Releases: Charles Rueben Estate 2017 Pinot Noir $45 & Tertini Tasmanian Pinot Noir 2017 $50

Charles Rueben Estate 2017 Pinot Noir $45

Charles Reuben Estate was planted in the late 1980s and early 1990s and is one of the oldest vineyards in the Coal River Valley region. Charles Rueben Estate has 3.0 hectares under vine with mostly Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. There is also Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon on site. The main Pinot Noir clones are MV6, D2V5 and 0014 (Mariafeld). After the previous owner had stopped producing wine in the early 2000s Jens & Louise purchased the property in 2013 and nursed the vines back to health over several years with 2017 being our first small but commercial crop. The low yield is well reflected in the amazing quality of the wine. Since our first crops in 2015 Nick Glaetzer from Glaetzer-Dickson Family Winemakers was very supportive and made our wines. Nick Glaetzer makes wines that have outstanding flavours, structure, deepness and richness that sets his wines apart. Tasting Notes: In 2017 Charles Reuben Estate used grapes solely from a small block of almost 30 year old vines to craft a unique and rare single origin and vintage Pinot Noir. The wine has a deep dark plum colour indicating the power and concentration of the low yielding fruit from older vines. Aromas of spicy French oak and sweet dark fruits lead into a palate with intense dark plum and black cherry flavours, finishing with pepper and vanilla from well integrated French oak. This is a power packed and well-structured wine, and  a unique small release. Winemaker: Nick Glaetzer, 13.8% Alc./Vol.

Tertini Tasmanian 2017 Pinot Noir $50

Our Pinot Noir has vibrant aromas of red and black cherries. On the palate it is a complex array of red fruits and spice provided from its time in French oak barrels. Fine tannins and acidity provide length on the finish. REVIEWS & AWARDS Gold Medal 2019 ANZ Boutique Wine Awards Gold Medal 2018 International Cool Climate Wine Show Silver Medal 2018 AWC Vienna Wine Challenge Silver Medal 2018 National Wine Show of Australia Silver Medal 2018 Boutique Wine Awards 95/100 - James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion 92/100 - Huon Hooke, The Real Review 92/100 - USA, Wine Enthusiast ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Notes From The Winemaker: The environment in Tasmania is blessed with pristine water, clean air and rich, ancient soils. The climate is cool and dry which are ideal conditions for growing premium cool climate grapes. Our wines are produced with a focus on sustainable viticulture and minimal intervention in our winemaking. The season began with higher than average rainfall in winter and spring prompting faster than usual growth, although temperatures remained a bit below average. As summer arrived the rain disappeared, but temperatures were still cooler than average. The very dry period from summer through to mid-autumn required vigilance in managing irrigation. Yields were moderate overall, but all the indications promise high quality across all varieties. This fruit was harvested in the coolness of the early morning before undergoing ferment on skins in stainless steel open fermenters with varying ratios of whole bunches included. The wine was hand plunged twice daily to gently build colour and structure. The wine was pressed into many coopers and sizes of French oak. Maturation was for 10 months before blending and bottling. Fruit Source: 100% Pinot Noir from Tasmania Peak Drinking: 2018 – 2028+ Wine Analysis: Alcohol = 13.9%, pH = 3.64, TA = 5.8g/L, Residual Sugar = 0.2 g/L


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