2020 Holyman Pinot Noir

Tamar Valley, TAS

Great release of this top-flight Tasmanian Pinot Noir.



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It’s a beautiful wine... Quite different to many local Pinot Noir, but in a good way.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Joe Holyman has been described as "one of Tasmania's outstanding Pinot Noir makers." by Nick Stock and many others.

He is the custodian of one of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in Tasmania and he knows his fruit very, very well. This is another cracking release of a class wine with all the Holyman hallmarks: power, poise, structure and depth.

Connoisseurs of Tassie Pinot should load up, this is exceptional stuff.

About Stoney Rise

Stoney Rise is a small winery in Tasmania's Tamar Valley that has a huge reputation.

Winemaker Joe Holyman and his wife Lou purchased the property in 2004, a picturesque site planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay planted in 1986.

Since then, they have developed a keen following, producing some of the most stunning Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the Apple Isle. Interestingly, they also have a little Gruner Veltliner and Trousseau in the ground adding a little colour to their range.

These wines fly off the shelves. And no wonder, they are right at the top of the pile in Tasmania at the moment.

Lou and Joe, and their new cellar door
Lou and Joe, and their new cellar door
Tamar Valley, Tasmania
Additional Info

From The Producer

100% Estate grown. Vine age: 34 years.
75% whole bunch, 30% new French oak puncheons | remainder 1-2 year oak. No fining or filtration.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Joe Holyman in a barrel
Joe Holyman in a barrel
Tamar Valley, Tasmania
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Raspberry, red cherry, pencil and spice oak, a rosy perfume too, along with a subtle earthiness. It’s light in body, yet doesn’t want for flavour, or firm fine shapely emery board tannin, crisp and precise, with earth and perfume, a cranberry freshness on a long and focussed finish. It’s a beautiful wine, discreet and bony, and one that looks like it will really sing with a fair bit of bottle age. Very ‘mineral’ in feel too. Quite different to many local Pinot Noir, but in a good way." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"All the fruit comes from a single block planted in 1986. The first pass through the block sees selection of whole bunches with lignified stems, the amount varying each vintage, here 75%, on the bottom of the fermenter, 25% destemmed fruit on top. 14 days on skins, initially foot trodden, then hand plunged, matured in barriques (30% new). It's intense and has impressive length; the savoury rumble is, of course, ex the whole bunches, imparting notes of spice and forest floor." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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