2021 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir
Colour: Dark red hue with hints of garnet.
Aroma: Ripe, red berry fruits and subtle spice.
Palate: Rich and powerful. Deeply coloured. Massive nose bursting with blueberry, currant, and black cherry. Raspberry jube underlay. Some green notes. Mineral interlaced. Tannin is prominent with body M+.
Grapes: 100% Tasmanian Pinot Noir sourced from our Estate Vineyard at Relbia, northern Tasmania. Clones include 777, 114, 115, MV6 and G5V15.
Winemaking: Hand-picked Pinot Noir placed in small batch open top fermenters with some batches including wild ferment. The 2021 vintage was fermented as 12 separate fractions, with 30% of the 2021 fruit coming from a single block. Some fruit was destemmed, with the whole-bunch portion in each fraction ranging from 0-100%. The final blend represents approximately 25% whole bunches. An initial cold soak is used to extract colour and water-soluble components. The ferments were allowed to warm and then most were inoculated, with some wild inclusion. Regular rémontage (pump-over) and pigéage (plunging) is used before the wine is pressed to tanks, racked and placed in French oak barriques when settled. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is matured in oak for 8 months prior to bottling.
Cellaring: Whilst approachable now, the richness of fruit and fine tannins will reward careful cellaring with a complex, spicy wine. Optimum cellaring now to 2031