2021 Rivulet Burnside Pinot Noir

Coal River Valley, TAS

An intensely flavoured Tasmanian Pinot.




About The Wine

The Rivulet Burnside Pinot Noir benefits from its super-ripe fruit, taking the drinker on a lovely voyage in flavour.

Tassie isn't well known for its warmth, but parts of it, such as the border between the Coal River Valley and East Coast regions, are known for the ability to ripen grapes over a long period, embuing them with intense flavours. The Burnside thus brings the goods with an incredible mix of fruit flavours and savoury characters.

Whole bunches, carbonic maceration and less ageing just some of thw winemaking techniques used to create this beautiful wine – but don't just believe us, try it for yourself.

About Rivulet

Rivulet Wines is the brand of winemaker Keira O'Brien, who decided to create her own label after having worked for other Tasmanian wineries. Her desire is to work with special parcels of fruit and have a "playful" attitude towards the winemaking, only releasing very small quantities of wine in the process; which is fitting as "rivulet" means a small stream of water".

O'Brien likes to make wines "with texture, precision and purity in mind", and she crafts them from well-known varieties such as Pinot Noir and Riesling, as well as rarer ones such as Sylvaner and Siegerrebe.

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Keira O'Brien, winemaker at Rivulet
Additional Info

From the Producer

Grown by Tim Dunbabin and Hannah Gamble at the Burnside vineyard in Orielton on the edge of the Coal River Valley. Mixed clones with planting material having been sourced from the growers favourite Tasmanian Pinot Noir vineyards. Handpicked fruit with 40% whole bunches and the remainder gently destemmed over the top in an open top fermenter. Cold soaked for four days before ferment with gentle pump overs. Pressed off after five days post ferment maceration and racked to French oak barriques for ten months maturation on fine lees, with 25% new oak. Total production 900 bottles.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml


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