2020 Pinot Noir
$504.00 inc GST
The 2020 Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine sourced from the Meadowbank vineyard in the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania. The MV6 and Pommard clone vines were planted in 1989.
The 2020 growing season was particularly cool. Spring was cold with frequent strong winds slowing shoot growth, and reducing bunch size which resulted in below average crop levels. Lower than average temperatures prevailed in the lead up to harvest making it a slow ripening year. Fruit flavours developed at lower sugar levels resulting in the wine having a modest alcohol level of 12.6 %.
The wine evokes an aroma of wild strawberries and cranberries with some stalky and savoury oak notes. The palate is quite luscious with a creamy texture and a core of sweet red berry fruit which is supported by fine tannins and a lingering soft acid finish. Fine structure and balanced acidity will see this wine continue to evolve and develop attractive complexity over time.
- 2022 Royal Hobart Wine Show; GOLD class 21. TROPHY Pinot Noir Wine of Provenance.
- 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards; SILVER, 93 points
- 2023 International WINE Challenge London; SILVER, 90 Points
Decanter Magazine August 2022 – 96 Points
“Rose petal. Dusty red earth and red fruit aromas leap from the glass. The silky seductive palate is all strawberries and cream, framed by gently gripping tannins”
Halliday Wine Companion 2024 – 94 Points
“Mid-cherry red in hue with inviting notes of macerated wild strawberries and red and dark cherries. A bed of fine spice with hints of forest floor, rose petal, earth, amaro herbs and a waft of Campari-esque stalky complexity. Fine tannins create shape while fine lacy acidity lends vitality and drive, finishing long and pure of fruit” Dave Brooks
Decanter world Wine Awards 2022 – 93 Points
“Lovely savour aroma of rhubarb and bacon. A bevvy of red berries and dark fruit hit the cool and distinctive mid palate. Complex and layered with a silky palate”
The Chardonnay and Pinot vineyard patches selected by Dawson James were planted in 1989. Consequently vine-age plays an important part in the development of flavour and the balance of the fruit.