Apsley Gorge 2020 Pinot Noir
Winery : Apsley Gorge
Tasmania's Apsley Gorge is a world apart. The location is unique, the vineyard snuggled as it is under the Douglas Apsley National Park at the northern end of the East Coast. It is a cool location, extending the ripening season and making it among the last to pick in the state. Brian Franklin has honed his experience in both hemispheres - he produces wine in both France and Tasmania.
Michele's notes: Rich garnet and ruby hues. Blood plum, violet, dark chocolate, mushroom, iodine/petrichor and meaty notes - typically complex Apsley Gorge aromas. As always though, it's the palate where all the action is! Superb volume in the mouth without being heavy or extractive - sleek suppleness is the hallmark.
Lively fruit sings through, and there's a balance and harmony to the chalky-tannin/acid structure in this vintage which adds to its versatility as a food wine. Great cellaring proposition.