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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

Winemaking -

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

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Pinot Noir
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James Halliday
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Hand-picked fruit from a single vineyard, 25% whole bunches, 14 months in a single 2yo French oak barrique. Unfined and unfiltered. The not-inconsiderable Chromy portfolio continues to grow outwards and upwards. This single block and single barrel elevates to higher levels of fragrance, spice, exoticism and complexity. The potpourri and smoky paprika notes of whole-bunch fermentation leap out from a core of strawberry and red cherry fruit. Fine tannins and bright acidity draw out a very long finish. Potential plus. - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Companion Magazine

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