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2018 Sailor Seeks Horse Pinot Noir

Huon Valley, TAS

Excellent Pinot Noir release from one of the hottest wineries in Tasmania.

$55.00

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About The Wine

Paul and Gilli Lipscombe are doing some fantastic work from their small vineyard planting in the Huon Valley.

Their 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 2018 is an excellent release. A long growing season yielding a wine of perfect balance and exceptional concentration. Paul says the 2018 has a little more "stuffing" than usual. "Typically we talk about intensity but 2018 also has a lot more density. It's really different to the 2017. We love both those wines but for different reasons."

This small batch premium Pinot Noir is one of their best releases to date. It will be one of the Huon Valley'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 startling 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.

Tasmanian Pinot and Chardonnay lovers, don't miss these scintillating wines.

Paul and Gilli in their Huon Valley vineyard
Paul and Gilli in their Huon Valley vineyard
Tasmania
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From The Producer

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.

Picking dates are intrinsic to obtaining the energy we look for in our wines - pick too early and you lack the delicious component, pick too late and you lose the moreish part. It’s a cliché but it’s all about balance.

Our winemaking philosophy is pretty simple. Listen to the fruit and let it guide you. We soak the fruit at ambient temperature (cold in the Huon) and then let natural yeast start the fermentation process. Once the ferments are complete we taste the wine on skins until the tannin profile is right and then press to barrel. From there we inoculate for malolactic fermentation, then leave the wine unsulphured until late-spring and add sulphur dioxide. The wine is left untouched until bottling, which varies depending on how the wine looks. Stems are used as a supportive component when they are ripe and the amount varies.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Paul Lipscombe and his hound
Paul Lipscombe and his hound
Huon Valley, TAS
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Classic vintage four a classic Australian Pinot

There are only a few Pinots that I snatch up every time I see them (rarely often enough) and this is one. Made about as far south as you can grow Pinot anywhere in the world. Maybe it's their experience in Oregon but this wine is quite different from other Tassie Pinots. There are red berry hints but darker, woodsmoke, more fine tannins, great length and real elegance. I would love to be able to save a few bottles for long term storage but haven't managed too yet !

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