Dalrymple Vineyards. Pipers River, Tasmania.

Cottage Block Pinot Noir

A billowing cloud of rose petal, five spice and fresh red cherries rise from the glass on first approach. These subside and the darker and wild summer fruits such as boysenberry and blackberry become apparent, with cedarwood and vanillin sweetness building after 1-2 hours of opening. The palate is defined by the hallmark soft silky tannins and lifted acid profile, typical of the cottage block. Red fruits provide most of the flesh in the lingering palate. Spice derived from the fruit and whole bunch fermentation is layered with spice extracted from the French oak barriques during maturation.

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