2022 Sinapius Close Planted Pinot Noir

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Sinapius |Tamar Valley |Pinot Noir
Outstanding, intense Pinot Noir that would greatly reward a few years in a cool cellar.
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A glorious release of the Sinapius Close-Planted Pinot, a blend of two high density blocks, La Claireire and The Enclave, and it is a structured beauty.

It's got bundles of firm tannin and French oak power and spice, all surrounding a concentrated core of dark red cherries and plums.

Slippery, sinewy and youthful at present, this baby needs to be put down for a few years to realise its incredible potential as a great Tasmanian red wine.

95 points
"Gamey and pure with a rosehip note and a gamey trail as the wine slowly fades; tannins chalky and fine, and sour-cherry acidity totally on point."
- Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

Handpicked from two north-east facing high density blocks, La Clairiére and The Enclave, planted to 7,700 vines per hectare. Volcanic soils, 12 different Pinot Noir clones, and super low yields (<0.5kg per vine – 30hl/ha). Like previous vintages, the decision was made to blend both blocks as the wine was more complete than the sum of its parts.

The grapes were gently destemmed, naturally fermented with 100% whole berries for 3 weeks before pressing and maturing on full lees for 12 months in French oak barriques (20% new). Blended to tank to rest and integrate for 5 months. Unfined and unfiltered, this wine was bottled in September 2023.

An attractive array of red berries- raspberry, strawberry, the slight savouriness of rhubarb just blushing into ripeness and the clean fresh straw spread between them.

On the palate it reveals itself in layers, forest fruits yielding to the broodier notes of the forest floor. It’s etched with fine grit tannins.

It’s a taut and tense wine. Sinewy and svelte. It hums with latent potential.

Drink now (decanting recommended) or cellar up to 2032.

3800 bottles made

95 points - "Pipers River. Hand picked from two northeast-facing, high-density blocks, La Clairiére and The Enclave, planted to 7700 vines per hectare. There's a wisp of struck flint floating over the ripe wild strawberry, raspberry and dark cherry fruits here. Hints of exotic spice, Chinese barbecue shop, forest floor, rhubarb, pomegranate, pressed rose petals and earth. Gamey and pure with a rosehip note and a gamey trail as the wine slowly fades; tannins chalky and fine, and sour-cherry acidity totally on point." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

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  • MC
    Martin C.
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    1 month ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Elegant

    I decanted this one (based on recommendations)

    It opened up beautifully. A lovely wine

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    simon b.
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    3 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2018 Sinapius Close Planted Pinot Noir

    Lovely drink. Doesn't put a foot wrong.

    Great fruit and balance

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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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.

Vaughn passed away tragically in 2020, however, the Sinapius label continues under the guidance of Linda and the help of some loving friends. The Sinapius wines are of extremely high quality, made in small amounts and showcase their unique patch of dirt with transparency, purity and power.

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