2016 Wallis Tasmania Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Tasmania
Harvest Date
1 April 2016
Sugar At Harvest
24.4° Brix (13.6° Baumé)
TA (finished)
5.1 g/l
pH (finished)
3.37
Aging
12 months in 50% one year old French oak barriques
Fermentation
Wild yeast
Bottling Date
March 2017
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.33 g/l)
Best drinking
2018-2028
Alcohol %
14.0

2016 Wallis Tasmania Pinot Noir

This is the first vintage from the Tasmanian vineyard of Peter & Elizabeth Wallis who lovingly restored this property to its former glory and expanded the original vineyard. After many years of encouragement and planning for a Tasmanian Wallis Pinot, the grapes for this wine crossed Bass Straight in a refrigerated container to TMBT.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
What a pleasure to be delving into a brand new, quintessentially different Ten Minutes By Tractor Pinot Noir. By contrast to the Mornington wines, this has a more lifted fragrance but it doesn’t feel as forceful, with flavours that are very much in the cherry end of the spectrum. The newish oak gives this an inviting cocoa powder openness, and the low acidity delivering softness before a warm finish. It’s easy to see the enveloping warmth and charm of this style. Andrew Graham [February 2018, commissioned by TMBT]
Production Notes
Hand picked 1 April 2016. Clones are a field blend (including MV6, 114, 115) from the Freshwater Point vineyard on the Derwent River in northern Tasmania. Yield 8.4 tonnes/ha (3.4 t/acre, ~50hl/ha)
Winemaker Notes
• transported to the winery from northern Tasmania by refrigerated truck • 100% destemmed • 8 day pre-ferment maceration • 100% wild yeast fermentation with manual plunging • short post-ferment maceration, total 22 days on skins • following pressing and short settling period the wine was transferred to 50% second use French oak barriques • bottled unfined and unfiltered following a total of 12 months of oak maturation
Food Pairing Notes
Rosemary venison with cherry sauce. Hard not to with such a cherry laden wine! Serve at 14–17°C.
Production
121 dozen
Vintage Notes
2016

After a very cold winter, the 2016 growing season had the highest average maximum temperature (23ºC v 21.8ºC avg), earliest flowering (10 days earlier than average) and harvest dates(23 days earlier than average) on record, lowest growing season rainfall (211mm v 348mm avg) and shortest hang time (budburst-harvest; 21 days shorter than average). The result was a dry and warm vintage with good yields.

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