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2018 Stoney Rise Pinot Noir

Tamar Valley, TAS

Great release of this top-flight Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

$29.00

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This is Joe's favourite Stoney Rise since 2015.

Stoney Rise

About The Wine

Joe Holyman is one of the leading lights of Tasmanian wine.

His Stoney Rise Pinot Noir always massively over-delivers, and this is no exception. With a wealth of experience from across the global wine scene, Joe along with his wife Lou, have become the proprietors of the old Rotherhythe vineyard in northern Tasmania. From a vineyard that needed some serious TLC, they have been producing some top shelf Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for over a decade. This is serious stuff.

The Stoney Rise range, as James Halliday once observed, is all about "focusing on fruit and early drinkability", immediate drinking pleasure is the goal and boy have they nailed it here. It comes from 50% estate-grown fruit and 50% from Joe's growers, and it's a vibrant, refreshing, effortless style of Tasmanian Pinot.

More complexity than you'll almost ever see for under $30 and one of Tasmania's true bargains.

Winemaker Joe Holyman
Winemaker Joe Holyman
Tamar Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our 2018 Stoney Rise Pinot Noir is a 60/40 blend of fruit we grow and fruit we purchase from our small growers around the Tamar Valley. The 60% from our vineyard comprises of just over half of the fruit from vines planted in 2004 and for the first time in 2018 there is a small percentage of fruit from our new 2014 plantings. The remainder comes from our older vines planted in 1986 - which is the component of the blend that gives this wine it's structure and backbone..

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Fresh cherry, strawberry, spice and aniseed, a bit of the old stone and graphite thing happening too. It’s cool and clear in fruit, fine dry tannin, a quiet succulence, yet keeps itself nice and trim with cranberry acidity crunch. It’s pretty long too, and in fact, the finish is particularly impressive, crisp and insistently tannic. Finesse combined with high drinking appeal." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"There's no doubting the variety nor the place (Tasmania's Tamar Valley), but this has an uncommon elegance and finesse to its light to medium-bodied palate. Its length and balance are first class Freshness is another major virtue." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

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Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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