Bright plum and soft raspberry red colour to the eye. Handsome aromatics of blackcurrants (cassis) give way to undertones of damp forest floor. A palate of dark cherry and spice with vibrant minerality and fine powdery tannins gives this wine elegance and length. Complex in nature, trying serving this Mill Block with truffles, duck, dark chocolate, rabbit ragu, brisket, mushrooms or washed rind cheese.
Established in 1993 and totalling 5ha under vine, Barringwood Vineyard is nestled into the North face of a rolling hill overlooking the Don River Valley in the Central North of Tasmania. Rising to an elevation of 276m, our long mild growing season is perfectly suited to creating premium quality sparkling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay as well as the more exotic Schönburger. The vineyard was purchased by Neville & Vanessa Bagot in 2012 with a view to it being a charming distraction from their busy Sydney lives. The distraction soon became an obsession; particularly for Vanessa who has truly found her passion and indeed she is never happier than when she is hand pruning in the dead of winter. Our site is one of the latest ripening in Tasmania giving our wines delicacy, elegance and immense complexity. The vineyard has been awarded 5 stars by James Halliday for each of the past 4 years and in a recent Winestate Magazine Tasmanian regional tasting our Pinot Gris, Mill Block Pinot Noir and Schonburger where all the highest rated wines in their categories. The Schonburger went on the win 2015 Winestate Wine of the Year in the alternative whites category.