2017 Apsley Gorge Pinot Noir
Apsley Gorge Bicheno, TAS
The 2017 Apsley Gorge Pinot Noir has origins in a tiny Pinot Noir (5.5ha) and Chardonnay (1ha) vineyard, established in 1988. It is located several kilometres inland from the coast near the entrance to the Apsley Gorge national Park north-west of Bicheno. The vineyards unique situation near the entry to the gorge brings breezes in the afternoon which have a distinct cooling effect which means this vineyard is typically one of the last to harvest in Tasmania with harvest usually being around the first week of May. This micro-climate is unique for the east coast.
“Mushroom earthy pepper. You feel like you’re wandering through the woods, kicking up the forest floor. Fantastic mouthfeel, coated acidity and powdery tannins.” – Nick Sonderup