Clarence House Estate Pinot Noir
Min. Quantity: 3
The Clarence House Pinot Noir is showing deep saturated colour and captivating aromas of raspberry, dried flowers, spice-cake, soy and loam. Plump, seamless and sweet, with wonderful inner-mouth perfumes of floral oils and potpourri. Impressive volume here. Finishes impressively long, with lush tannins.
Expert Reviews & Awards
"Estate vineyard, Coal River Valley; 15% whole bunches; matured 10 months in 5% new French oak puncheons. Bright, crunchy and energetic, charged with longevity and upright confidence thanks to a spine of focused acidity. Black cherries and blackberries are subtly lifted by the violet, bramble and dried herb allusions of a small inclusion of whole bunches. Firm, fine tannins sit neatly on a short finish." 91 Points (on the 2020).
Halliday Wine Companion - August 2021 (TS) — 91 Points
Clarence House Estate
This small vineyard is located just north of Hobart on a perfectly positioned north-east facing slope. The beautiful old Georgian homestead of Clarence House was built in 1830 at Clarence Plains, Mt Rumney, has been maintained in its original splendor surrounded by beautiful gardens, and in 1998 present owner David Kilpatrick began planting vines on the north east sloping block facing Mount Rumney just below the Coal River Valley. Over 8 hectares of the total 12 hectares of plantings consists of pinot noir and chardonnay, with the remainder including pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc, merlot and tempranillo. All wines are now made by Anna Pooley and Justin Bubb at the nearby Pooley cellar in Cambridge.
About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is one of the world's most loved, light bodied red wines. Pinot Noir can be made into a variety wine styles, from light and fruity styles featuring cherry and strawberry notes to more complex, gamey and earthy styles. Pinot Noir is usually higher in acid and lower in tannin, making it an ideal pairing for lighter, fattier foods duck, cheese and lamb. Often, the region defines the style. Along with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir is the main grape variety in Burgundy, where the cooler climate produces highly prized wines, loved throughout history of drinking wine! Germany is also known for high quality Pinot Noir, produced in the cooler regions of Pfalz and Baden. As well as France and Germany, the 'new world' wine countries such as the USA, Chile, South Africa and New Zealand also produce high quality Pinot Noir. The list of top Pinot Noir regions in the world includes; Sonoma County, Carneros, Santa Barbara County and Oregon (USA), Casablanca (Chile), Walker Bay (South Africa), Marlborough and Central Otago (New Zealand). Australia also has pockets of high quality Pinot Noir in multiple regions but some of the best Pinot Noir wines are made in the Yarra Valley, Tasmania, The Mornington Peninsula and the Adelaide Hills.
Tasmania has a cool maritime climate and long Autumn days that are ideal for winemaking. This beautiful island is internationally renowned for producing top quality Pinot Noir and Sparkling wines. The island has seven premium wine regions, that are; The Tamar Valley, The Coal River Valley, The East Coast Wine Region, The Pipers River Wine Region, The Derwent Valley, The North West Wine Region and The Huon Valley. The main grape varieties are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.
Closure: Screw Cap
Wine Body: Medium Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Non Alcoholic: No
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