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2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir

2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir

'Lots going on here, structure and tension, a very fine expression here in a more restrained style. Excellent.'

94 Points - Mike Bennie

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13.0%
Cellar to 2028
Tamar Valley
2018
750ml
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$32.99
13.0%
Cellar to 2028
Tamar Valley
2018
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • The Two Tonne story began in 2013 when young winemaker Ricky Evans, who had been working alongside Peter Dredge at Bay of Fires, managed to sneak a very small parcel of fruit from the tightly held vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Just two tonnes of fruit began the journey, and its a name (and philosophy) that has stuck with the brand to this day: small parcels, big love. Ricky adopts a vineyard first philosophy; nurture the fruit, and the rest will follow. While his love is first and foremost Pinot Noir, his range of wines has no diversified to cover Riesling, Chardonnay and a few white blends.

    In both 2016 & 2017, Ricky was a finalist in the Young Gun's of Wine Competion, and managed to take out the coveted 'People's Choice' Award in 2016.

    The TMV Pinot Noir is a snapshot of the Tamar Valley in any given year, using the fundamental Two Tonne style. In 2018, the wine is a blend of three separate Tamar vineyards, with the majority of the fruit coming from Ricky Evans own block, micro blended across clones, and wholebunch fermentation.

  • The TMV18 Pinot Noir features the fundamental components of the Two Tonne house style. It has a whole bunch backbone, 25% inclusion, which works in combination with a fresh, fruit driven lift due to partial carbonic maceration. A very gentle approach to fermentation is followed by maturation for 9 months in a mix of seasoned and new (15%) new French oak, on lees. Racked and blended, this wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The wine is spectacularly fragrant, with the powerful aromatic coterie on show (the bright cherry and rose petal character that made us fall in love with RIcky's wines in the first place). It's then quite savoury and earthen on the palate, with the pin-boned texture of Tassie Pinot tannin's telling us that time will be a great friend to this wine. Exemplary stuff, with a promise of more to come.

  • 94 POINTS

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    Three different sites and a variety of small ferments (splitting up clones, parcels within parcels), and a more or less 25% whole bunch inclusion. Lots going on.Flint and smoke, light char, dark cherry notes, dark cherry characters. Strong start. Sinewy in the palate with dark fruit characters meshed to reductive, smoky notes, crushed granite mineral character and fine but firm tannin profile. Lots going on here, structure and tension, a very fine expression here in a more restrained style. Excellent.'