Holm Oak Tasmania Pinot Noir 2017
This wine has beautiful lifted strawberry and cherry characters on the nose with a touch of spice adding complexity. The palate has fine, chalky tannins; lovely fruit concentration and a silky texture.
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The savoriness on this pinot is obvious from the nose, sporting fresh roses, freshly squeezed cranberries, pumice and fresh herbs. The palate is very tight, linear and buttressed by firm and study tannins. It is also freshened up by an unmistakable corridor of acidity, which snaps through to a medium-chewy finish. Drink in 2020.
This is a pretty sexy wine. It’s a touch reductive at first but quickly opens in the glass to unveil heady red berry aromas of red currant, cherry and strawberry, mingling with charred wood, warm pavement, rose petal, clove and anise. The palate is wound by fine grained tannins and lifted by crunchy juicy fruit and a fresh herbal finish. Classy and food friendly.
Rebecca is a qualified winemaker with 10 years of winemaking experience including vintages in McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Napa Valley and Western Australia. She most recently worked at Capel Vale Wines in Western Australia where she was senior winemaker. She is incredibly passionate about winemaking, having done nothing else but focusing on winemaking in her career. She studied winemaking straight out of High School and never looked back!
Tim on the other hand is a third-generational grape grower and an agronomist with extensive viticultural experience. He was born and bred in Nyah, near Swan Hill in Victoria, and his family have a long and successful viticultural history.
Directly south of the city of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula wine region, the cool-climate island of Tasmania has earned an honorable reputation as the country’s finest producer of Sparkling Wine. Naturally the region also excels in top quality still wines from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, all distinguished because of a high natural acidity. Most of the Tasmania vineyards cluster around the eastern side of the island from north to south.
Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”