Winstead 2016 Lot 7 & Lot 16 Pinot Noirs
Winery : Winstead
Neil and Julieanne Snare grow and make only pinot noir and riesling from their Bagdad vineyard in central/southern Tasmania. The location in the southern Midlands is as unique as the styles of wines for which they’ve become well known. Some of the vine material is nearly 30 years old; it is this that helps to make balanced and stable wines. Neil Snare uses indigenous yeasts and it is obvious from the fine quality of recent releases that he has some particularly fine strains in the Winstead ether.
2016 Winstead Lot 16 Pinot Noir: GOLD MEDAL 2018 Tasmanian Wine Show
Lot 16 is a similar clonal mix to the slightly fuller-bodied brother Lot 7 but the Lot 16 block has a more southerly aspect, allowing the late afternoon breezes to cool down the vines, thus retaining more perfume. Sweetly perfumed with marzipan over plum. Dreamy and already silky in the mouth with plenty of flavour bounce. Persistent.
2016 Winstead Lot 7 Pinot Noir: Intense and rich, quite voluptuous. Plenty of time ahead for this full-bodied Tasmanian pinot noir.