95 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
The Estate Pinot Noir is intensely aromatic and flavoursome. Medium density black cherry/crimson, with intense fuchsia purple highlights. Attractive melange of red and black cherry aromas, suggesting summer fruit pudding. Hints of rose petal fragrance. Rich concentrated palate. Deeply flavoured with cherry characters supported by nutty/hazelnut overtones derived from oak maturation. Ripe rather than overripe fruit. Medium/firm tannins and vibrant natural acidity. The palate is flooded with flavour, giving the wine great persistence and majesty. An iron fist in a velvet glove. Plush. Regal. Bold fruit concentration and great natural acidities indicate great potential for long-term ageing. Matches well with rare fillet of King Island beef or Tasmanian venison, or pan-seared crispy skin duck breast with a savoury black cherry sauce.
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.