The nose displays abundant dark cherry Pinot Noir fruit with some plums elements. This leads to a full flavoured palate of spicy, cherry and blackberry fruits. The wine is tight and textured; medium bodied with a long and persistent balanced finish.
East Coast 750ml 14.1% Full Bodied Brian Franklin Priory Ridge
This vineyard is located in the small settlement of Priory, close to the popular tourist destinations of Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s east coast. Priory Ridge is a boutique vineyard currently 6 hectares in size with plans to expand. The vineyard occupies part of a 20ha property with ideal North facing slopes which maximise sunlight. The soil is Devonian granite rich in mineral content, transferring a unique “terroir” to the wine. Formally known as Tarpot Farm, the property has been in the ownership of Julie Llewellyn’s family for over 120 years. Before its conversion to grapes the property was mainly used to graze sheep and cattle. Priory Ridge has the George River as its northern boundary, enabling the vineyard to naturally source its water from the property.