2008 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir
Aroma: Serious dark fruits of black cherry, doris plums com-plexed with French oak spice and mocha.
Palate: Ripe black fruit characters give sweetness through pal-ate. Fruit and oak tannin combine to give complexity, length, structure and richness to palate.
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir sourced from our estate vineyard at Rel-bia in northern Tasmania.
Winemaking: Hand picked Pinot Noir is gently destemmed with mini-mum berry breakage and placed in small batch open top fermenters with regular plunging to immerse the skins and extract colour and tannin as gently as possible. After pressing the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak Barriques and is matured in oak for 12 months prior to bottling. A further 12 months ageing in bottles is undertaken before the wine is released.
Cellaring: Whilst very approachable now, the richness of fruit and fine tannins with further cellaring will reward you with a complex, spicy wine. Optimum cellaring now to 2013.
Technical Details Alc. 14.5 Vol TA 5.6 g/l pH 3.51 Residual Sugar 0.49g/