Ninth Island Pinot Noir
WineryNinth Island
Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Pipers Brook Tamar Valley
Each $17.99
Currently out of stock
Pinot Noir grown to a mixture of black cracking clays, characteristic of Tamar Valley vineyards, a further component from the volcanic soils of Pipers River. Both these terroirs have an excellent water holding capacity, offering a steady supply of moisture and nourishment to the vines throughout the growing season. Intensely perfumed with distinctive soft velvety textures and rich fresh vibrant fruit, Ninth Island is a wine that captures your palate's attention, offering the most sensual Tasmanian summer berry characters, appealing tannins and excellent mouthfeel.
Vines are predominantly vertical shoot positioned, exposing bunches to the sun, achieving full ripeness and well balanced flavours with fine tannins. The aim is to bring all of the sensual delicate flavours and delights of Pinot Noir to peak at an early stage of the wine's life. Grapes are immediately destemmed, crushed and transferred to a combination of vinimatic, static and open vat fermenters. Grape musts are inoculated and vinified over the course of one or two weeks at 25C to 30C before being pressed off. Components are treated to full malolactic followed by a prompt bottling, to achieve a style that's intensely perfumed with distinctive soft velvety tannins and rich, fresh, vibrant fruit.
Vibrant ruby red, purple hues. Lifted aromas of cherries and cranberry, violet and rose petal perfumes. A bright lift of flavours, rhubarb and red delicious, pomegranate and morello, complexed by mocha coffee/ chocolate and pepper berry spice, supported by integrated velvet tannins, before a long captivating finish that lingers. Match to game birds or game pie, rabbit recipes or seared salmon cutlets.
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More About Ninth Island Wines
The Ninth Island Vineyard blocks sit on the 41st parallel astride Tasmania's lavish Pipers Brook and Tamar River Valley regions
Ninth Island, which is part of the Kreglinger group of wineries, acquired the immensely successful D Block Vineyard in 1993. Being located on the banks of the Tamar River this site does not have the frost risk of Tasmanian other vineyards. The view here is fantastic, and being a comparatively warm site, it is dedicated to table wine production, the backbone for Ninth Island's Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc range. It is also the source of Pipers Brook Pinot Gris, Gew├╝rztraminer and Tamar Estate (Cab/Merlot) wines. It is also the only site that is able to adequately ripen fruit if the vines are managed correctly to produce the Pipers Brook Tamar Estate Cab Merlot Ninth Island»