Derwent Calcaire Pinot Noir 2021


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Tasmania, Australia
91 points


Exhibiting defined and intense fruit flavors, this wine boasts a rich texture and weight that permeates throughout the palate. The tannins, while prominently present, are finely integrated, elegantly carrying the flavor to the back of the palate.

Hailing from a north-facing bank along the Derwent River, this Pinot Noir originates from a 28-year-old vineyard known for its consistent and reliable yields in Tasmania's cool climate. Cultivated from six distinct clones on VSP trellising, the vines thrive in permeable loam soils over limestone, each block offering varying depths of topsoil.

Harvested at optimal flavor ripeness in small batches, the grapes arrived at the winery in pristine condition. Eighty-five percent underwent gentle destemming, while the remaining 15 percent remained as whole clusters. Utilizing twenty open fermenters, 15 percent of the must was inoculated with a selected yeast strain, with the remainder fermenting naturally. Most batches macerated on skins for 28 days, receiving hand plunging four times daily. Following gentle pressing into 100% French oak, 25% new, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation naturally in spring. A touch of sulfur was introduced prior to bottling, with this vintage being filtered for clarity.


91 points
Dave Brookes

Derwent River pinot noir, 40% whole bunches, 100% new oak. Bright ruby in the glass with aromas of red cherry, cranberry, red plum and raspberries cut with hints of exotic spice, amaro herbs, purple flowers, undergrowth, roast game and earth. There's some nice clarity and detail on the palate, pure red and dark cherry and berry fruits, fine tannins providing the frame and a bright minerally line providing the drive.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2037
Food pairing
Duck, Game, Red meat, Rich risottos, pasta.

Tasting Profile

Powerful and spicy, cocoa and cloves. If you prefer a fuller-bodied Pinot, this selection is ideal for you. Its impeccable structure and development in the glass exemplify its distinguished quality.
Brambly, dark berry fruits, spice.

Derwent Calcaire Pinot Noir 2021

Derwent Calcaire Pinot Noir 2021
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