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2017 Pinot Noir Collection Tasmania

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SKU: HP17CO-TAPTNOIR6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Textured & Savoury, Red, Medium-bodied
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Mushroom risotto, Coq au Vin, Peking duck
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    HIGHLIGHTS
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
A fine food wine accompaniment
 
OCCASION
Cellar worthy, Anniversary celebration, Fancy date night
COOL CLIMATE PINOT
Tasmania is the coolest wine region in Australia

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“The power of fruit from the Tamar Valley effortlessly matched by the poise and fine tannin of Pipers River.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

With fruit from vineyards on either side of the Tamar Valley, this wine shows why everyone is mad for Tasmania Pinot Noir. Deeply coloured and with a heady perfume of flowers and dark cherries, it has concentrated berry fruit flavours with satisfying charry oak, velvety tannin and a long finish.

SEASON

Above-average winter and spring rainfall set up good ground moisture. Continuing cold and wet conditions in spring affected fruit set and led to slightly below-average yields. The season was long and cool and rain late in the season provided challenges for some vineyards, but harvest was back to nearer the long-term average, after the record-breaking early harvest of 2016. Slow and steady ripening produced fruit with deep and complex flavours and ripe tannin balanced with fresh natural acidity.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked in mid-April. Wild ferments with 10% whole bunches started spontaneously after several days cold soaking and were hand-plunged twice daily. The wine was matured for 11 months in Burgundian coopered French oak barriques, one-third new.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Tasmania

Tasmania is a true cool climate region with a reputation for ultra-premium Pinot Noir and sparkling wines.

The island's pristine environment and relative isolation establish its credentials as a clean and unspoiled haven suited to premium food and wine production.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Collection

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.

The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Billy Button Flowers

These billy button flowers represent the natural beauty of the island. Their bright colour symbolises the exuberance of this delightfully lifted and aromatic wine.

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