2019 Josef Chromy Block 115 Pinot Noir
Colour - Deep crimson, violet rim
Aroma - Intense, ripe red berries, hint of eucalyptus
Palate - Beautifully complex with savoury whole-bunch spice. Leafy undergrowth and chinotto notes meld seamlessly with bright, ripe red fruits. Tannins are tangible but approachable
Grapes - 100% Pinot Noir sourced from a single site in the Tamar Valley, Northern Tasmania
Hand-picked Pinot Noir is gently destemmed with minimum berry breakage and placed with 35% whole bunches in small-batch open-top fermenters. Regular plunging is used 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 11 months prior to bottling. Each barrel in the group was sampled and two exceptional barrels were set aside for this release. Unfined and unfiltered.
Cellaring - Drink now or cellar to 2030 and beyond.
Serving - Pair with oven-roasted quail or mushroom ragout
94 Points - 2022 Halliday Wine Companion