The Wine

‘Stylistically we are looking to make a focused yet elegant wine of purity and balance that is true to the site, with the fruit spectrum right on the cusp of red and black (perhaps leaning to the red). Thus, still holding its natural acidity, vibrancy and line. Stalks are a component; though well embedded into the wine. Our crops are low (~1 kg/vine) so we are reaching this flavour profile at modest sugar levels.”

-Jim Chatto

The Winemaker

With 25+ years of winemaking experience, Jim Chatto is also a senior wine show judge with over 20 years of experience across both regional, capital city shows and was the Chairman of Judges for the National Wine Show of Australia 2014-2016.

The Vineyard

Our Black Label Isle Pinot Noir is named for the Vineyard.

Isle Vineyard is a warm North facing site located at 43 08 23 S.

The soil/rock type is Permian Limestone and Calcareous mudstone, or as the locals call it ‘Cygnet Cement’, and is littered with fossils from this period, the last period of the paleozoic era.

Planting began in 2007, only Pinot Noir (1.5 ha) to eight different clones (predominantly the earlier ripening Dijon clones) – all on own roots. Spacing is 5000 vines/ha.

Sales

The Vigneron’s Release – 2019 Chatto wines will soon be available

We are super excited to soon be introducing our inaugural three new wines: Bird, Marion’s and Tasmania (Bird and Marion’s are single vineyard wines and Tasmania is a blend). These will be available from June 1, 2020.

2019 was a bushfire year for us in the Huon Valley so we didn’t make any Isle or Huon Valley Pinot Noir. Thankfully we have good friends in the Tassie wine industry and we had access to some great fruit from the North of Tasmania hence these new wines. We look forward to sharing these soon!

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Contact

Email: [email protected]

Postal and vineyard address: 68 Dillons Hill Road, Glaziers Bay, Tasmania, 7109 (Not open to the public)

Phone +61361142050

(This number is unattended but please leave a message and we will return your call)