2015 The Enclave Pinot Noir

100% Estate Grown exclusively from one of our high density Pinot Noir blocks. The wine gets its name from the meaning – Enclave: a unique place enclosed within another territory. This particular vineyard block is positioned in the prized North-East facing mid-slope of our property, at a high-density of 7700-10250 vines, with 12 different clones of Pinot Noir. This is a much higher density and clonal mix than any other vineyard in the Pipers River region, and possibly Tasmania. The close spacing results in smaller bunches and berries, with a greater concentration of flavour, structure and minerality. It takes two vines to create just one 750ml bottle of wine!

Low yields (<0.5kg per vine – 30hl/ha) Handpicked at 12.4 Baumè, sorted in the vineyard and again in the winery, 100% whole bunch wild yeast fermentation for 21-24 days. Matured in French Oak barriques and hogsheads (40% new) for 10 months, and bottled without fining or filtration in March 2016. On the nose, this wine is brimming with sweet red fruits, wood smoke, earthy minerality and sous bois. The palette is full and long, highlighted by crunchy red berry fruits, cured meats, oriental spices, interwoven with intense, yet silky tannins. Our first release of this wine is very promising, with great structure, balance and purity already evident in such a young wine, proving the hard work of high density planting really does pay off.

1518 bottles produced. Alc 13.5%. Cellar to 2025+ Price $80

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