With 20+ years of winemaking experience, Jim Chatto is also a senior wine show judge with over 18 years of experience across both regional, capital city shows and was the Chairman of Judges for the National Wine Show of Australia 2014-2016. Read More
‘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: between 12.5-13.5 Be; The 2012 was 12.8-13.2 Be (depending on the clone.)’Jim Chatto
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’.
The block 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.
Email: [email protected]
Postal and vineyard address: 68 Dillons Hill Road, Glaziers Bay, Tasmania, 7109 (Not open to the public)
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