96 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
A beautiful bright crimson in colour. Rich maraschino-like sweet / sour cherry notes are complexed some savoury leathery elements; a very rich and perfumed aroma. Sweet mid-palate fruit dominates immediately; silky soft tannins are in perfect harmony with the fruit in this wine. A great natural acid spine adds to this wine's length and contributes to the excellence balance. A complex Pinot Noir to be enjoyed slowly!
Fran Austin & Shane Holloway
The Ridge North Lilydale
Owner's Harry Rigney and Susan Denny's lovely corner of the world is their North Lilydale 50-acre property located at 1000 ft. above sea level. Such is its elevated position, that it boasts glimpses of Bass Strait some distance to the north and on clear days inland to the snow caps of Cradle Mountain. Within the property, their 2 hectare north facing vineyard site is uniquely positioned. On its frost- free slopes, the alpine effect of cooling temperatures at night contrasts with much warmer daytime temperatures when the 6000 vines bask in full sun; completely protected by the surrounding foothills of Mount Arthur. It's a magic formula; 1000 feet above sea level + cool nights + warm days contributes to the perfect “terroir” for Sparkling. The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania awarded their property the 2017 Best Small Vineyard and the runner up Vineyard of The Year in 2017. The future looks very rosy indeed!