Winstead 2017 Lot 7 & Lot 16 Pinot Noirs
Winery : Winstead
MIXED DOZEN CONTAINS 6 EACH OF THE WINSTEAD PINOTS
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 30 years old; it is this that helps to make balanced and stable wines. Neil Snare uses indigenous yeasts and this helps to create the distinctive luscious textures of Winstead Pinots.
2017 Winstead Lot 7 Pinot Noir:
This is the bolder of the two Pinots, with great depth and concentration of dark fruits, matched by a fine but firm structure. Dark cherry, dark chocolate and pizza thyme, 'the sort of nose you can just keep on smelling...' Beautiful fruit weight and volume in the mouth, licorice and cola come through. Excellent balance between ripe fruit and dry tannin. Impressive.
2017 Winstead Lot 16 Pinot Noir:
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 - blueberry, charcuterie, plum too, chocolate marzipan. It gets better and better the more it evolves in the glass. Divinely sleek fruit in the mouth, sweeping across the palate; the exit leaving deliciously lingering flavours.