The Pinot Noirs we love display a delicate balance between red and dark fruits, high-toned aromatics, layered depth and verve. It’s something we hope to achieve in our Pinots and is a combination of site and sensitive winemaking.
About The Wine
Paul and Gilli Lipscombe are doing some fantastic work from their small vineyard planting in the Huon Valley.
Their 2016 Sailor Seeks Horse Pinot Noir is a masterclass in controlled power and elegance. They strive for balance in the vineyard which makes the work in the winery minimal.
The 2016 is an excellent release. A warmer season right across Tasmania, this small batch premium Pinot Noir is one of their best releases to date.
With a very strong 95 point recommendation from Campbell Mattinson, this will be one of the region's most sought-after releases of the year.
About Sailor Seeks Horse
Sailor Seeks Horse is one of the Apple Isle's most exciting new producers. It's a husband and wife team behind the scenes, Paul the viticulturalist and Gilli the winemaker.
The Lipscombes produce exquisite Pinot Noir and Chardonnay off their estate vineyard, planted by their own hands back in 2005. The wines have a raw energy to them, with a pinpoint balance of fruit and savoury spice. They are released in perilously small amounts and are never around for long.
With the small cult following the couple have garnered since starting their own label, their wines are now hunted by serious collectors who want to be in on the ground floor.
As Mike Bennie declared with Paul and Gilli's inaugural 2013 Pinot Noir release, "We have here a new star in the making." Tasmanian Pinot and Chardonnay lovers, don't miss these scintillating wines.