Fruit is hand picked and sorted by hand on a vibrating table, then crushed and left on skins overnight prior to pressing. Around 50% was fermented naturally in 2-5 year old 500L French oak barrels, while the balance was inoculated and fermented in tank; both parcels spent seven months on lees.
With a slight amber tint from its time on skins this wine is spicy, smooth and delicious with a layered and intricate palate. Quince, pear, richness and depth - a great food wine.
Notes provided by Stefano Lubiana.
Stefano Lubiana Wines
Established in 1990, Stefano Lubiana Wines is a small family-owned and operated company that is the island state’s first and only certified biodynamic vineyard. Born in Melbourne, brought up in the Riverland and then settling in Tasmania, Steve Lubiana's life has always been surrounded by vines or wines. With over 20 years of winemaking in Granton he has developed the enviable reputation as one of the most innovative and progressive winemakers in Tasmania. As a fifth generation winemaker he makes some blisteringly good wines, always beautifully drinkable with balance and his signature savouriness. Our 25 ha vineyard, winery & Osteria site overlooks the picturesque Derwent River estuary. We are focused entirely upon producing small quantities of handcrafted wines from grape to glass in the island state’s cool maritime climate. We started our vineyard with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir back in 1991 and through the years have added Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot to name a few. We have established a modern, well equipped, gravity fed winery. Our state-of-the-art onsite facilities enable us to ensure the highest quality is retained at each stage of the process, from grape sorting to bottling and packaging.