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2016 Tyrrells Old Winery Pinot Noir

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The Tyrrell’s family have produced quite a legacy in their 150 years of winemaking and you could never accuse them of slowing down or being complacent. The Old Winery range is a collection of wines suitable for everyday quaffing, like this Pinot that would pair well with anything from pasta, pizza or sausages and mash. It’s got vivid aromas of cherry and strawberry as well as some complex, earthy tones. The palate is pure Pinot with soft tannins, juicy sweet cherry fruit and a hint of savoury oak.

Winemaker's Notes

The Story of the Old Winery Range: Named after the Tyrrell’s historic winery in the Hunter Valley, which was built in 1863 for the first vintage in 1864. A classic range of wines produced using fruit from premium Australian wine regions, Old Winery delivers distinctive varietal character and outstanding quality synonymous with the Tyrrell’s name. Designed for immediate enjoyment, the Old Winery promise is to provide a quality wine to suit every palate preference at a refreshingly affordable price.

Winemaker’s Notes: A blend of Pinot Noir fruit from some of the best red growing regions in the country. The majority of the fruit was machine harvested, after which the fruit was fermented in a combination of traditional hand plunged open vats and larger potter tanks. Maturation was then carried out in predominantly French oak casks for 12 months prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes: Lots of varietal cherry and strawberry aromas with complexing forest floor undertones. A soft but generously flavoured style with sweet aromas of berries and mushroom. The palate is long and concentrated with rich sweet fruit, subtle savoury oak support and smooth tannins.

Serving Suggestion: An ideal accompaniment to red meat, game dishes, tomato-based pasta and semi-soft cheeses.

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