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

We are now taking pre-orders for the 2018 vintage Huon Valley Pinot and Isle Pinot which is due for release on August 1, 2019. Make your selection from the items in the store.

If you are in the mood for something more immediate we have just completed the inaugural release of Seven Inch Pinot. Just right for drinking now. But, hurry this wine is in limited supply.

If you would like to guarantee your wine selection for each year, please take a look at our standing order option for the next release and beyond.

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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)