If you like your Pinot plump, round and fruit forward, this is for you! From a vineyard that is almost 30 years old now, this light, pretty and fruity Pinot Noir is like a basket full of Pinoty goodness. Such a lively sort of wine this one, built for immediate drinking pleasure (you could even drink it cold too).
Winemaking Notes: This Pinot is made to be a lighter, more fruit driven style of Pinot. To achieve this we have picked the fruit at moderate sugar levels when the fruit is displaying lovely fresh strawberry and cherry characters. The fruit is then de-stemmed and fermented in large open top fermenters which were hand plunged. Specific yeasts which are known to enhance fruit aromatics are used to conduct the ferment. Following fermentation the wine underwent MLF in tank prior to being bottled.
Tasting Notes: This fresh, lively and aromatic Pinot shows lovely lifted strawberry, dark cherry and spice characters on the nose. These aromatics carry through to the palate which has fine, soft tannin, lovely bright fruit and juicy acidity. This is a gorgeously light Tasmanian Pinot Noir which is perfect drinking at any time.
Food Match: The ‘Ilex’ Pinot has lovely fresh fruit aromas and juicy acidity. It is a lighter style of Pinot, but has enough intensity to match well with smoked salmon. The acidity in the wine balances well with the oiliness of the fish.