Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noirs
Winery : Nocton Vineyard
Nocton Vineyard was established in Tasmania's Coal Valley in 1999 (Domaine A's Peter Althus provided early consultancy services), largely to supply the growing market for premium pinot noir into China. The property was originally part of the Carrington Plains estate (c1814), owned by a succession of early Governors of Van Diemans Land.
The vines are planted on north-east facing slopes of dolerite soils over calcareous and sandstone subsoils.
Vintage 2016 Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir: Typical Coal Valley dark berry flavours with a juicy mandarin edge. There's intensity in the fruit but lushness too, making this an easy to drink, very satisfying pinot.
Vintage 2015 Nocton 'Willow Series' Pinot Noir: A poised and beautiful wine, and great value. The aromas are pretty and they lead into clear, focussed dark fruit, without heaviness. The name is entirely appropriate - it's a supple, lithe pinot but with plenty of flavour.