Barringwood’s 2021 Mill Block Pinot Noir was hand picked from our original ultra-cool North West vineyard where the 30 years old vines enjoy views across the Don Valley to Bass Strait from their 280m elevation. With one of the longest growing seasons in Tasmania this site creates lighter bodied Pinot Noirs with exceptional complexity and long finishes
Grapes, including 8% whole bunch, were cold soaked in an open top fermenter for 3 days prior to yeast inoculation. On completion of primary fermentation wine was air bag pressed to tank to undergo malolactic fermentation then racked to French barriques (20% new) and aged for 8 months.
Clones: 114, 115, D5V12
Harvested: April 2021 Bottled: March 2022 Alcohol: 12% Winemaker: Jeremy Dineen
Appearance: Dusky plum
Aroma: Exotic spice, earthy bracken, flinty notes
Palate: Lighter bodied with cherry, hints of raspberry, mushroom and earthy forest floor notes. Powdery tannins immense length.
Food Match: Braised duck, pork terrine, antipasto
Cellaring: 10+ years