The Son of a Bull Pinot Noir spent seven days on skins initially that has resulted in a bright red wine in colour. Aromatically it is full of plum, cherry and spice with a dash of cedary french oak. The palate displays these same fruits with the oak influence framing the wine and showcasing its great enjoyment factor.
Son of a Bull
Alex Russell is the winemaker and viticulturalist of this exciting new brand made Son of a Bull producing premium Tasmanian varietal wines. Son of a Bull is the brainchild of a bull at a gate - it's fresh frisky and impulsive. This 'live for the moment' wine is for drinking at a young age - no cellaring required. The Son of a Bull wines are sourced from the 1866 Vineyard located in the pristine catchment of Pipers River in Tasmania’s North East, approximately 30km North of Launceston and close to a number of world class wineries. The Pipers River area was at the North East frontier of the Tasmanian colony in 1840. A local (Alan Smith Jr) tells a story about the Bangor Tram which would transport slate from the slate and shale rich quarries of Bangor and Turners Marsh to Longreach for shipping to England for use as shingles on English houses. It is this very shaley subsoil and site that allows for good drainage and the production of exceptional quality, cool climate Tasmanian wines. The property is 44.8 hectares of hilly country with a mix of North and South facing slopes and steep ravines which run into Pipers River to the East of the property. The first vines were planted in 2010. In late 2017 we planted a further 1.54 hectares of Pinot Gris and just recently 10 more hectares of vines were planted including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Lagrein.