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Two Tonne Tasmania 2016 Pinots

$36.95 - $218.00

This is the third vintage that winemaker Ricky Evans has released wines under his own Two Tonne Tasmania label. As the name suggests, the wines are made in extremely small volume and last for barely a couple of months. In vintage 2016 there are two 'ready to go' Pinots from the Tamar and East Coast, plus Dog & Wolf Pinot, which benefits from more time in the cellar. Dog & Wolf will be released in June.

2016 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot (Tamar) – Very fresh and vivacious but with quite precise structure. Relbia and East Tamar fruit this time. Tiny bit of whole bunch, not much though and you don’t see it. Juicy and lip-smacking. Typically Tamar in its brilliance of fruit but with more serious structural elements. Impressive.

2016 Two Tonne Tasmania EST Pinot (East Coast) - MacLean Bay/Diamond Is fruit. Ever so slightly cloudy as Evans doesn’t fine or filter. (Neither was the TMV, but the racking regime rendered it quite clear). In any event, the slight turbidity is of no issue - the wine is simply softly and sweetly delicious. You see a little more spicy Szechuan smoke as a result of the stems here but it doesn’t obscure the sweet fruit. Lingers long. A pinot of great charm.

 

Pinot Shop is located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia at 135 Paterson Street down at the river end near Cataract Gorge, Stillwater Restaurant and The Mill Providore. We specialise in the best of premium pinot noir as grown so beautifully in the cool climes of Tasmania, New Zealand and southern parts of the big Australian continent. Our love for pinot extends to its sibling styles pinot gris and grigio and fizzy cousins sparkling wine and Champagne, even when they don’t contain pinot noir. That’s not to say we’ve become too exclusive - we also stock an interesting range of delicious wines for those (rare) times when you’re not drinking pinot…
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