Tolpuddle Coal River Valley Pinot Noir
The Tolpuddle Vineyard was purchased by Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw in 2011 (the founders of the now world-famous, Shaw + Smith). First planted in 1988 by Tony Jordan and Garry Crittenden with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it has since established a reputation for growing exceptional quality grapes.
The Tolpuddle vineyard is in the Coal River Valley, just outside of Hobart. This area is significantly drier than other cool-climate regions, with an average of 500 millimetres of rain per year. These conditions allow the grapes to ripen slowly through autumn resulting in perfectly formed grapes.
Intensely aromatic, balanced with savoury spice notes, fresh acidity and firm tannins. It is very perfumed, medium bodied and approachable.