100% Estate grown Pinot Noir sourced from our 20 year old vines (75%) and our newer ultra-close planted vineyard (25%;) totalling 12 different clones of Pinot Noir. Low yields (approx. 0.5- 1.2kg/vine or 5.5 tonne/ha average) to ensure perfect ripeness. Handpicked, 60% whole bunches, 40% destemmed, wild yeast ferments (21 days on skins) and 12 months maturation in French oak barriques and puncheons (30% new.) No fining and minimal filtration. Bottled June 2014. An intensely perfumed, floral nose with red fruits rose petals and fine spices. A complex palate with an extensive flavour profile, highlighted by red berries/cherries, charcuterie and well integrated tannins that is followed by a long intense finish. Great to enjoy now to 2022.
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Sinapius (sin-ay-pi-us) is located in the heart of the Pipers Brook wine region in Northern Tasmania and above the banks of the Pipers Brook. The original 2-hectare vineyard was purchased by Vaughn Dell & Linda Morice in 2005. Both of us were born and raised in Tasmania and have a deep-seated love of this beautiful island paradise. Having spent time living, studying and working in the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and Margaret River, we always knew that one day we would return home to what we believe is the most exciting location in the New World for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay; one which speaks clearly of its place and variety in its purest form. We are involved in every step of the business from hand tending the vines through to crafting the wines in our onsite winery, and ultimately assisting in distributing the finished product, through our cellar door.