Northern Tasmania had average winter rainfall, increasing to above average in late spring, setting the scene for excellent growth as the weather warmed. Here at Delamere we had a slightly cooler season leaving the wines with crisp acidity and a taut structure that will see them age very gracefully.
The Pinot Noir was hand harvested from vines on the Delamere property over 20 years old and fermented with wild yeast in open top vessels. It was then transferred into Burgundian oak to mature. A rich and full mouth-feel results from gentle handling and spending time on lees.
Tart cherries, red plums, strawberries, autumn leaves and earthiness combine in this elegant and well structured Pinot Noir. The rich earthiness of this wine will continue to develop as the wine matures whilst the crisp acidity keeps things fresh on the palate.
Slow cooked lamb shanks, seared duck with mushroom risotto, rib of beef or baked mushrooms.