Sinapius Pinot Noirs
Winery : Sinapius
Sinapius Vineyard was established in 2005 by Vaughn Dell and Linda Morice at Pipers River in Tasmania's north-east. They are among the most exciting producers in Tasmania today.
2018 Sinapius Close Planted Pinot Noir: Michele's notes: An awesome new release of what was formerly labelled 'Home Vineyard', encompassing fruit from Enclave and La Clairiere blocks as well as the 'home' block.Deep in colour with alluring aromas of cherry ripe, red carnations and gentle spice. Lovely energy to the fruit in the mouth, but mellow and deep too. The tannins are granular and rounded, complementing the driving, dark cherry flavours. Savoury finish. Lingers and lingers on the palate.
2017 Sinapius La Clairiere Pinot Noir: Vineyard notes: 'Sourced from our newest high-density block planted to 7 clones of Pinot Noir planted on ironstone-rich, silty duplex soils. Natural fermentation, 100% whole berry and matured in French oak barriques for 18 months prior to bottling in November 2018, unfined and unfiltered. Red/magenta in colour, intermingling wild raspberries, blackberries, red cherry and blueberries on the nose, with cured meats, sage and minerals. The palate is round and silky with red forest fruits, bouquet garni and a very long finish.'
2017 Sinapius The Enclave Pinot Noir: SOLD OUT Vineyard notes: 'From our oldest high density planted block, planted to 12 different clones on red ferrosol soils of volcanic origin. Natural fermentation using 100% whole berry, the wine is matured in French oak barriques for 18 months prior to bottling in November 2018, unfined and unfiltered. On the nose, this wine is brimming with sweet red fruits, anise, sous bois and graphite. The palate is long with intense red fruits, charcuterie, blood plums and morello cherry interwoven with Chinese five spice and wonderful minerality. The chalky, mouth coating tannins are fine, and persistent. A powerful wine with great length and tension, that will benefit from ageing.'