2017 Freycinet Pinot Noir
2017 Freycinet Pinot Noir
$64.99 Per Bottle|
$389.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)
Geoff and Susan Bull were early viticultural pioneers on the East Coast of Tasmania, establishing Freycinet Vineyard in 1979. It is situated adjacent to the picturesque Freycinet Peninsula, (latitude 42 degrees), which is named in honour of the French explorer Louis de Freycinet, who chartered the region in 1802. The 15 hectare vineyard is proudly family owned and the wines are 100% grown, produced and bottled on our estate. The site is a warm sheltered one within the truly cool Tasmanian climate. The vineyards are meticulously hand tended to grow moderate yields of fully ripe healthy fruit. The rustic winery houses 'state of the art' equipment to ensure wine quality is not lost. The wines are produced with great care, dedication and passion - they are a delicious liquid expression of our unique place on earth, the varieties and the season.
Pinot Noir is very responsive and expressive of the location where it is grown. Our warm, sheltered site within the overall cool Tasmanian climate enables us to produce a more structured, robust, richly-flavoured, masculine style of Pinot Noir as opposed to the lighter, more feminine styles from cooler sites. We strive to grow a moderate yield of fully ripe, well-exposed (to sun), healthy fruit. In the Winery we prefer a protective “new world” approach to winemaking, rather than the traditional “old world” approach.
The 2017 Freycinet Pinot Noir was matured in French oak barriques (30% new) and has the hallmarks of power, concentration and complexity. It provides thorough drinking enjoyment as a young wine (decanting recommended) but will become truly special when aged carefully in a cool cellar (5 to 15 years).
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
This is Freycinet at its best, red fruits opening proceedings, then standing back for forest floor to bring complexity front and centre. Those pure and perfectly ripened cherry/strawberry/raspberry fruits then reassert their prime role in a pinot that has years to go, tannins and acidity their guidelines.
A very layered and refined pinot that delivers a wealth of ripe red cherries, red plums and darker berries on the nose. The palate holds a huge mass of ripe and fleshy dark-berry flavor and delivers a lot of intense, ripe and even-paced tannin in fresh, rich style. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Vibrant, lean and mouthfilling, laced with rose petals, red cherries and forest berries; long and energetic, with a firmish, bony spine and a bright acidity. Needs time to build.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Medium to full red/purple hue, with a very lifted fragrance of strawberry, raspberry and spice, joined by red cherry and vegetal/bunchy flavours on the palate. The tannins are firm and pointed, and work well together with the acidity to create a lively palate and finish. A hint of pleasant bitterness to close. An interesting and compelling wine.