Dalrymple Vineyards
Single Site Ouse Pinot Noir 2021

Dalrymple Vineyards
Single Site Ouse Pinot Noir 2021

Hit the road and head to Tasmania’s Central Highlands to get a sense of the somewhat isolated place this vineyard calls home. The vineyard is named after the little town of Ouse which is located on the Ouse River. This is a unique site where there are no other vineyards close by. It is a place typically prone to low rainfall, north-westerly winds and stony basalt soil and broken shale down below. It is windswept dry hills of central Tasmania. If you were to pop a pin on the global map, you’d swear this was Burgundian in style; savour the power, structure and savoury notes. It’s something quite special.
Item No. DALOPN216-BT
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
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Hit the road and head to Tasmania’s Central Highlands to get a sense of the somewhat isolated place this vineyard calls home. The vineyard is named after the little town of Ouse which is located on the Ouse River. This is a unique site where there are no other vineyards close by. It is a place typically prone to low rainfall, north-westerly winds and stony basalt soil and broken shale down below. It is windswept dry hills of central Tasmania. If you were to pop a pin on the global map, you’d swear this was Burgundian in style; savour the power, structure and savoury notes. It’s something quite special.

The Details

Tasting Note Brooding aromas of black olive and licorice open to gorgeous violets, cherry cola, plum and blackberries. Initially subdued, the palate core of red fruit flavours has fine acidity. With time the texture grows with juicy plums, confit cranberries, dark spices and underlying peat notes to form a savoury finish that lingers with slate-like finesse.
Best Enjoyed With Tofu and shitake mushroom spicy pho noodle soup or braised lamb shoulder with white bean and herbed tomato stew.
Treatment 10% of the fruit was placed into fermenters as whole bunches, the remaining being destemmed and the whole berries being placed on top. After two days, natural fermentation commenced and the must was plunged two to three times daily. Five days later the skins were pressed to tank and left to settle. The wine was then placed into French oak barriques (35% new) for nine months of maturation.
Vintage 2021
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region Ouse
Alcohol by Volume 13.5%
Winemaker Peter Caldwell
Cellaring Recommendations With careful cellaring this wine will evolve gracefully for 7-12 years.
Pack Size Options 1 , 6

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Accolades

Plentiful spice on the finish
Pinot noir sourced from the super-cool, inland Ouse vineyard in Tasmania's Central Highlands. Mid-ruby with aromas of exotically spiced satsuma plum, red cherry and a mashup of strawberry and raspberry. Hints of mushroom broth, stewed rhubarb, amaro herbs, tobacco pouch, leaf litter, game meats, hoisin and earth. Compact and fine granitic tannins and a brisk minerally cadence with gamey dark and red fruit and plentiful spice on the finish.
Dave Brookes

A decadent wine
Medium-deep colour with a good purple tinge, the bouquet is all dark cherries , gloriously ripe and succulent, and multiple dried herb and spice nuances, as it is also in the mouth. A decadent wine, fully ripe fruit showcased in all its glory, underpinned by fine grained but persuasive tannins throughout the long and seamless palate. Whole-bunch touches are beautifully harmonised and add to the great complexity of flavour. Long-lasting finish: a really gorgeous pinot noir of structure and gravitas.
Huon Hooke

A compelling and fascinating pinot
Wow! This is a notably mineral and savoury wine, and an outlier from the more common, fruitier style of Tassie pinot. The Ouse vineyard has warm daytime temperatures and very cold nights throughout the growing season and it is perhaps this microclimatic variations that give deep flavours of black olive, dried herbs and an iron-rich, meaty taste sensation. There’s some delicate fruit in the form of elderberries and dried cherries and some spicy sarsaparilla. A compelling and fascinating pinot.
Paul Edwards

It is just beautiful drinking
My first look at Ouse and I've been swept off my feet. Pronounced ooze, it oozes class through every pore. There is a mystique about its fine lines and lacey appeal that I just want to bathe in. It opens with char and blackcurrant leaf. A serious wine, blood orange and apricot kernel cruise about with ease. Negroni feels with mega umami delight, mushroom compost and the fruit concentration continue to entice. Fine spices run long bringing a moreishness. Persistent deluxe, it is just beautiful drinking and my preferred of the Single Site range. Bravo winemaker Peter Caldwell. Drink to eight years+
Steve Leszczynski

A reliable source of fully flavored Tassie pinot
A reliable source of fully flavored Tassie pinot. Clove, rhubarb, red cherry, tomato leaf and mulch. The acidity, a strong twang across the back end, melding jingle jangle with the oak. A mid-weighted pinot in need of time and faith. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Ned Goodwin

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