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2018 Sinapius Close Planted Pinot Noir

Pipers Brook, TAS

One of the top-rated Pinot Noirs in the country this year. A huge 98 points from James Halliday. Extremely limited - this will sell out in no time.

$55.00

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There's no bombast here, just infinite class.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Strap yourself in for one of the Pinot releases of the year.

The Sinapius vineyard is planted at a super high density forcing each vine to fight for its share of nutrients. In short, stressed out vines creates more concentrated fruit. The yield is lower, typically, but the quality is much higher. The Sinapius Pinot Noir is a killer example of that theory in full flight.

It's Tasmanian Pinot in all its glory. It's brightly fruited, silky and devastatingly seductive. The 2018 was rated a massive 98 points by James Halliday, making it one of the top Pinot Noirs in the 2021 Wine Companion. It's delicious, it's limited, it will sell out.

About Sinapius

Sinapius is a premium boutique Tasmanian winery started by two young, passionate winemakers.

The couple, Vaughn Dell & Linda Morice, purchased the site when they were only 24-years-old and chose to plant their vines in the Burgundian fashion opting for high-density planting and low yielding crops. Their small labour of love has budded into one of Tasmania's most exciting viticultural projects.

Their wines are of extremely high quality, made in small amounts and showcase their unique patch of dirt with transparency, purity and power.

Linda & Vaughn in the vineyard
Linda & Vaughn in the vineyard
Photo Credit: Chris Crerar Photography
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From The Producer

Estate grown from our two high density (7700-11,111 vines per hectare) blocks, planted on volcanic soils, comprising of 12 different Pinot Noir clones. The grapes were hand-picked and gently destemmed. 100% whole berry fermentation for 3 weeks before pressing and maturing on full lees for 18 months in French oak barriques (20% new). Unfined and unfiltered, to retain full expression of our vineyard, this wine was bottled in November 2019.

On the nose, this wine is brimming with dark red fruits, sous bois and graphite. The palate is long with intense red fruits, dark berries, cured meats and blood plums, interwoven with, fragrant cloves, fine spice and wonderful minerality. The chalky, mouth coating tannins are fine, and persistent. A powerful wine with great length and tension and weight, that can be enjoyed now, and will also reward careful cellaring.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Vaughn Dell
Winemaker Vaughn Dell
Pipers Brook, TAS
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DDS review

"On the nose, this wine is brimming with dark red fruits, sous bois and graphite. The palate is long with intense red fruits, dark berries, cured meats and blood plums, interwoven with, fragrant cloves, fine spice and wonderful minerality. The chalky, mouth coating tannins are fine, and persistent. A powerful wine with great length and tension and weight, that can be enjoyed now, and will also reward careful cellaring." - Sinapius

98Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"As for all, estate-grown (12 clones), hand-picked and a lengthy wild yeast-whole berry ferment. It offers a garden of spices alongside almost casual purity of varietal fruit, but the core of this great pinot is its mouthfeel and length created by the stealth of its oh so fine yet persistent tannins. There's no bombast here, just infinite class." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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2018 Sinapius Close Planted Pinot Noir

Lovely drink. Doesn't put a foot wrong.

Great fruit and balance

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