Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2015
A blend of Pinot Noir parcels from our own vineyard at Pipers River,
Coal River Valley and our grower in the Upper Derwent Valley. Each
of these sites is unique with distinctive individual terroirs, building
complexity into the final wine blend.
Each of the different parcels of fruit from across the vineyard sites
were picked on their merit. Fermentation started after 2-3 days with
plunging of the cap to extract colour and tannin from the skins. The
wine was pressed at completion of fermentation and settled before being
placed into French oak barriques, where malolactic fermentation took
place, prior to filtration and bottling.
A brilliant purple-red colour that shines in the glass. Aromas of violets,
crushed boysenberry and blackberry with hints of roasted cinnamon, clove
and green pepper. A balanced mid palate leads to a fine tannin finish with
spices and length supported by French oak. Although fresh and appealing
in its youth, the 2015 will reward cool cellaring for 8-12 years for
those looking to enjoy the full complexity of fine Pinot Noir over time.
Goes well with
Vintage was characterised by a cool to mild spring followed by an early
summer with above average rainfall. Yields were average to above average
and well matched for ripening with a healthy canopy. Conditions changed
just prior to harvest in March, and a mild to warm air system settled over
Tasmania. We experienced only blue skies and mild temperatures, perfect
for ripening and maintaining the fine acid that had developed through the