‘the quality sings.’– 97 Points Campbell Mattinson
Peter Dawson and Tim James are winemakers who have always been driven by quality and innovation.
Their ambition to make a great pinot noir drew them to the cool climate of Tasmania where they have committed to making both pinot noir and chardonnay from a unique vineyard site in the Derwent Valley.
Soils range from brown loams to sandy loams over structured clays and sandstone rock. They are of a ‘devigorating’ nature, contributing to balanced growth and good vine structure. Yields are controlled to less than 6 tonnes per hectare, with the pinot noir managed to one bunch per shoot.
“Stunning pinot noir. Savoury and fruit-filled at once, its power obvious but so too its sophistication. You get your cake and the chance to eat it too. Smoky reduction, wood spice, cherry-plum, snapped twigs. The flavours ping, the quality sings.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine Campbell Mattinson for James Halliday’s Wine Companion