A subtle and pure nose of stone fruits, white flower and grapefruit framed by subtle notes of struck match. The palate is classically elegant and flinty with lime and white peach flavours beginning to unveil whilst carried along by a fine mineral acid backbone. Overall excellent drinking pleasure now but gaining flavour and complexity over the next five to ten years.
Mania by Jim Chatto
The Mania wine brand is the brain-child of Jim Chatto. With 20+ years of winemaking experience, Jim Chatto is a senior wine show judge with over 18 years of experience across both regional and capital city shows and is currently the Chairman of Judges for the National Wine Show of Australia. In 1998 Jim moved to Tasmania as the inaugural winemaker for Rosevears Estate in the Tamar Valley. He fell in love with Tasmanian Pinot Noir and a Tasmanian. In 2000 Jim and Daisy left Tasmania for the Hunter Valley but began the Chatto label to continue the affair with Tasmanian Pinot Noir. They then spent the next six years searching for the perfect vineyard site. Isle vineyard is located in Huon Valley at Glaziers Bay. It's warm enough; well-drained but in a very cool region, right on the edge of viticultural possibility. Planting began in 2007 and their first vintage (2012) was released in 2013. Mania allows Jim to broaden his Tasmanian winemaking outside of his idealic Huon Valley vineyard by sourcing fruit from friend's vineyards all over the state and using his winemaking style to produce these outstanding Mania wines.