Monday, 24 June 2013

Stoney Rise Holyman Pinot Noir 2011

Coming from Tasmania and what was the latest recorded vintage on the books at Stoney Rise commencing on 16 April.

The wine was made from 40% whole bunches and wild yeast fermented. New (30%) French oak was used with the remainder a mix of one and two year old.

A striking sweet and sour sensational took hold of me with this wine. It was tremendously delicious. Raspberries deluxe, cherries, a hint of vanilla with some subtle pepper. Powdery tannins to finish. Wow.

Good to go now and still plenty left in it to last a few more years yet.

Quality Pinot is not cheap. This is a great example of that fact.

Who: Stoney Rise
What: Pinot Noir
Where: Tasmania
When: 2011
How: $45

www.stoneyrise.com.au