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Tolpuddle Vineyard, Coal River Valley Pinot Noir

Australia | 2022
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£64 a bottle

This Tolpuddle Pinot Noir shows excellent complexity and power which is balanced by pure fruit notes and spice developed by the cool growing season. Ripe red cherry, smoked meat and olive notes are framed by fine but firm tannins, leading to a great length of flavour.

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Origin

The Tolpuddle vineyard is in the Coal River Valley, just outside of Hobart. This area is significantly drier than other cool-climate regions, with an average of 500 millimetres of rain per year. These cool conditions but low rainfall allow the grapes to ripen slowly through autumn without the disease pressure more rain can bring. The Tolpuddle vineyard is north-east facing and the soil is light silica over sandstone.

Producer

The Tolpuddle Vineyard was purchased by Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw in 2011. First planted in 1988 by Tony Jordan and Garry Crittenden with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it has since established a reputation for growing exceptional quality grapes. The vineyard took its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who were transported to Australia in 1834 for starting an agrarian union. The leader of the group, George Loveless, served part of his sentence working on a property near Richmond called GlenAyr, part of which is now the Tolpuddle Vineyard.

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir

The grapes were all hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging. The wine was aged for nine months in French oak, of which about one third was new.

Food Match

Serve cool to show its best. The perfect partner with roast lamb, Autumnal stews or hearty risotto.

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

In the Press

Silver, International Wine Challenge 2020 (2018 Vintage)

Additional information

Food Pairing

Red Meats, Roast Lamb

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Country of Origin

Region

Tasmania

Grape Variety

Vintage

2022

Style

Light & Easy Drinking Reds

Other

Vegetarian

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