Chardonnay - Sinapius White Wines
Winery : Sinapius
Sinapius (Pipers Brook region) is regarded as one of Tasmania's most exciting producers.The vineyard, and owners Linda Morice and Vaughn Dell, were singled out by Jancis Robinson for special mention in her 'Tasmania, Island of Opportunity' piece for UK Financial Times following her visit to the island in 2012.
2016 Sinapius Home Vineyard Chardonnay: Pristine fruit, increasing use of wild ferment (and lees stirring) as well as judicious use of oak is the recipe du jour for racy, fresh Chardonnay. It is never better utilised than in Vaughn Dell's hands. Sinapius Chardonnay in any vintage is superb. Bright citrus, stone fruit, mostly white peach, first class oak is fully integrated adding its exotic floral notes to the aromas. This is a lean, crisp and clean wine but there is also the sense of attractive mealiness and layers of flavour that will come with bottle age.
2016 Sinapius Clem Blanc: An aromatic and beautifully textured blend of 50% Riesling, 30% Gruner Veltliner, 15% Pinot Gris, 3% Pinot Blanc and 2% Gewurztraminer.