TOP TASMANIAN 
WINES FOR WINTER

Tasmania’s cool climate is perfect for the production of beautifully balanced red and sparkling wines. A long, slow ripening period helps produce wonderful natural acidity and fine tannins, resulting in wines of incredible finesse and complexity.

Here are our picks for a Tasmanian-themed winter.

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Tamar Ridge's Kayena Vineyard in Tasmania.

THE RIDGE NORTH LILYDALE

theridgenorthlilydale.com, 0408 192 000

2017 Pinot Noir; $270 for a case of 6 including freight (Australia wide)

The nose is fine but intense with fragrant red cherry, cranberry and pomegranate accented perfume; the palate shows an elegant yet plump structure, excellent fruit, fine tannins and beautiful length.

THE RIDGE NORTH LILYDALE

theridgenorthlilydale.com, 0408 192 000

2019 Chardonnay; $195 for a case of 6 including freight (Australia wide)

Produced in the “Petit” style — unwooded to enhance and showcase fruit strength from this single-estate and Tasmania’s highest vineyard. This is an elegant wine, displaying peach and nectarine, with citrus characters.

BREAM CREEK VINEYARD

breamcreekvineyard.com.au, 0412 112 500

2017 Reserve Pinot Noir, $65

Our 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir is the winner of four wine show trophies, a Decanter Magazine platinum (best in show) medal, as well as 13 gold medals. A complex and powerful wine, it shows intense cherry and spice flavours, and excellent length and balance.  Enjoyable now, this limited release wine will also reward cellaring. We consider it the most superb wine we have made so far.

BOOMER CREEK

boomercreekvineyard.com.au, 0439 654 279

2017 Estate Pinot Noir, $38

A slightly robust style of Pinot which presents a rich plum nose with hints of clove & forest, integrated with elegant tannins and a well-rounded palate of dark cherry & soft savoury spice.

MEADOWBANK

meadowbank.com.au, 0481 147 397

2018 Meadowbank Pinot Noir $55

Ethereal and elegantly poised, the 2018 Meadowbank Pinot Noir is symbolic of the partnership between pioneering Tasmanian grower, Gerald Ellis, and the intuitive hands of winemaker, Peter Dredge. Drink to 2035+

PRESSING MATTERS

pressingmatters.com.au, (03) 6268 1947

2016 Pressing Matters Pinot Noir, $65

Very clean bouquet of lifted spices and red fruits. Elegant, fruit-driven and loaded with ripe dark cherry flavours encapsulated by structured tannins. Excellent intensity with great length ensures longevity, although this wine is already very approachable.Gold at 2018 Pinot Noir Challenge and Trophy at 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show.

GHOST ROCK

ghostrock.com.au, (03) 6428 4005

2019 Ghost Rock Estate Pinot Noir, $38

A wine of style and intensity, displaying cool climate structure and complexity. The Estate Pinot Noir comes from a blend of nine clones across Ghost Rock’s seven vineyard sites. Fruit was picked based on clonal ripeness and majority destemmed prior to a 7-21-day cold soak. Fermentation was a combination of cultured and wild yeast, with maturation taking place over 11 months in first-grade French oak, 30% new.

CHATTO WINES    

chattowines.com, (03) 6114 2050

2019 Chatto Pinot Noir, $45

Making serious pinot fun. Complex blend of three northern Tasmanian vineyard sites. Mixing red and black berry fruits with violets, with lifted five spice and savoury notes in a long, layered finish.

TAMAR RIDGE

tamarridge.com.au, (03) 6330 0300

2018 Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir, $34

Each year we challenge ourselves to create a wine that’s elegant yet unpretentious – superbly put together with soft, silky tannins and wicked cellaring potential. The result? Our Estate Pinot Noir. A rich and complex wine with dark cherry and spice aromas balanced with a succulent ripe palate. Fine tannins and good acidity leave a long, lingering finish.

INVERCARRON WINES

invercarronwine.com.au, 0408 876 198

2019 Invercarron Pinot Noir, $39

Nestled in the picturesque Jordan Valley in Southern Tasmania, Invercarron Wine’s inaugural pinot noir does not disappoint. Their first vintage was meticulously hand-selected according to clonal ripeness with floral and sweet, cherry notes dominating.

DOMAINE A

domaine-a.com.au, (03) 6260 4174

2010 Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon, $120

With a reputation as a wine of integrity and longevity, the much-anticipated release of Domaine A’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon will not disappoint. Opulent with rich cassis and cedar, but beguilingly youthful. Luxury.

JOSEF CHROMY WINES

josefchromy.com.au, (03) 6335 8700

NV Traditional Method Tasmanian Sparkling Cuveé, $32

Tasmania is recognised as the source of some of the best sparkling wine in the New World; the Traditional Method NV Sparkling Cuveé from Josef Chromy is another reason why. With crisp Granny Smith apple and citrus aromas, the wine has a fresh, lively palate of green apple and lemon, with hints of toasted biscuit.