Wines of the Month

October 2022 Releases: Spring Vale 2019 Estate Pinot Noir $54 & Kelvedon Estate 2019 Pinot Noir $38

October 2022

October 2022 Releases: Spring Vale 2019 Estate Pinot Noir $54 & Kelvedon Estate 2019 Pinot Noir $38

Spring Vale 2019 Estate Pinot Noir $54

Established in 1842, Spring Vale has been home to the Lyne family since 1875. A sheep and cattle concern for over a century, the property diversified in 1986 when Rodney Lyne planted grape vines and became a vigneron. Spring Vale is located in Cranbrook on the stunning Freycinet Coast of Tasmania. At Spring Vale, the grapes are grown with an in-depth knowledge of our local terroir. Intimate attention to quality and flavour, allows us to produce premium, award-winning wines at our on-site winery. Vintage Conditions Good winter rainfall provided optimal soil moisture profiles leading into drier and warmer than average conditions from September through to April. Spring provided ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set resulting in above average crop loads with big healthy canopies enabling even and steady ripening. Quality was exceptional, with lovely varietal flavour and balanced natural acidity. Vineyard A blend of original 1986 plantings trained on the Lyre system and 2000 plantings on the VSP system with a clonal mix of D2V6, D5V12, 114, 115. Soils are old red loams of volcanic origin. Winemaking Notes: Fruit was destemmed into open pots for initial cool pre-ferment maceration, usually up to four days. Some pots were allowed to ferment ‘wild’ with natural yeasts. The remainder were inoculated with cultured yeast and all pots received regular hand plunging during ferment to gently extract flavour and tannins. Upon dryness the wine was pressed to French oak barriques, 25% of which were new, where it remained for 10 months. It was then filtered and bottled. Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red in colour, this Pinot Noir has powerful aromas of dark cherry and spice with subtle hints of dried herbs. The palate has the trademark Spring Vale intensity of dark berry fruit flavours, plush mouthfeel and forest floor undertones. Finishes with persistent velvety tannins. Will reward careful cellaring of 5-10 years, but if you don’t have the patience enjoy with spicy barbequed leg of lamb.

Kelvedon Estate 2019 Pinot Noir $34

A smooth elegant wine swimming in flavours and aromas of black cherries, and dark chocolate. The accompaniment of these flavours combined with the fine balance of tannins and French oak create a wine that is full of intense layers of flavour that remain on the palate. Specifications Wine made at: Tasmanian Vintners Alcohol: 13.9% Preservative: 220 Clones: D5V12, G5V15, D2V5 and MV6 Kelvedon was traditionally a fine wool sheep and Cattle property with some cropping, in 1998 the family diversified into Viticulture. Initially 1ha of Pinot clones were planted these vines form the foundation of the very successful Kelvedon Estate Label. Our first hectare of vines were planted in 1998, and the success of the viticulture enterprise has resulted in expansion over the years to 9 hectares in full production. Half of our vintage is sold under contract to Accolade Wine of which the fruit is made into sparkling wine for the House of Arras Range. The balance of the production is produced for our own label which can be found in restaurants and bottle shops throughout Tasmania and Melbourne.


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