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2019 Two Tonne Tasmania The Dog and Wolf Pinot Noir

Tamar Valley, Tasmania

The extremely limited premium release of Ricky Evans' Dog & Wolf Pinot Noir. This sells out in a matter of days every year.

$50.00

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About

About The Wine

The Dog & Wolf Pinot Noir is Ricky's pride and joy.

Inspired by the French expression ‘entre chien et loup’, it translates to ‘between dog and wolf’, a reference to the time of day when it is hardest to distinguish between the two creatures, just as day becomes night. He wants this Pinot Noir to walk that line. The line between wild and tame, between ferocious and approachable, raw and refined.

The wine is made in two parcels - the first picked early and made in a more traditional style, the second fermented as 100% whole bunches for a little more nervy edge and structural integrity. There's only a tiny amount in existence, each bottle lovingly tended to every step of the way.

It's a gorgeous wine which perfectly captures the imagery of the name; a thrilling Pinot Noir experience.

About Two Tonne Tasmania

With the slogan ‘small parcels, big love’, Ricky Evans' thoughtful winemaking approach has seen his southern star rise rapidly with a swag of accolades in a relatively short time.

Since his serendipitous entry into the much sought-after sub-region of the Tamar Valley in 2013, he has garnered a reputation for producing some of Tasmania's most exciting and hard-to-get small batch wines.

Pinot Noir is Ricky’s main game, and he plays hardball. His Pinots show brilliant light and shade. A gentle touch in the winery allows fruit and vineyard to shine - a theme that carries through his excellent regional examples of Riesling and Chardonnay.

The wines of TTT typify the purity and elegance of modern Tasmania.

Winemaker Ricky Evans
Winemaker Ricky Evans
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Additional Info

From The Producer

The name comes from the French expression, ‘entre chien et loup’. Translated this is ‘between dog and wolf’. It is used to describe a specific time of day, just before night, when the light is so dim you can’t distinguish a dog from a wolf. It expresses that limit between the familiar, the comfortable versus the unknown and the dangerous, between domestic and wild. It is an uncertain threshold between hope and fear. This wine is produced with all these elements in mind; it is a blend of two vastly different winemaking styles.

The 2019 Dog & Wolf Pinot Noir is a combination of two parcels of fruit. The first, picked early, intense flavour, and concentration, made more in the house style, 30% whole bunch this year. The second, taken a little later, is 100% whole bunch, a wilder expression. Together these sit side by side in maturation, until being blended to find balance between power and elegance, creating ‘the dog & wolf’. Production is limited to the quality of the season. Bottled without fining or filtration.

This year the balance was found at 50% whole bunch inclusion across the blend. 2019 was an incredible growing season, with timely rain events keeping things fresh at the right time. The summer was warm, and tailed off into a beautiful picking period in the north of the state. Yields were naturally low, and the wines have an intensity about them that reflects this.

There is a 100% whole bunch version in 2019, ‘the wolf’, which is a single site (three wishes) wine, which will be released when it has spent enough time in the cellar.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ricky
Ricky 'Bobby' Evans
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Delivery

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