Home Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2013
Home Hill is very much a Tasmanian boutique vineyard, winery and restaurant situated on the gentle slopes of the beautiful Huon Valley. Terry and Rosemary Bennett established Home Hill planting their first 0.5Ha in 1994, increasing these planting’s to 3 Ha of Pinot, 1.5Ha of Chardonnay and 0.5 Ha of Sylvaner. As a low altitude area the Huon Valley has a cool temperate climate with moderate summers, very high sunshine hours and mild winters.
The long slow ripening period allows for optimal development of fruit flavours. The Bennett family has spared no expense in developing Home Hill to produce award winning wines, with unique viticultural practices employed to reduce yields, a brand new state of the art winery and most importantly the wine making skills of Gilli Lipscombe.
This estate grown pinot noir has intense aromas of cherries, red berry fruits, strawberries and cream, savoury spice. A small amount of whole bunch fermentation was used, giving the palate an elegant complexity and finely textured tannins.
Very good colour; the red label seems fitting (its other siblings have white labels) once the power of the wine on the bouquet and palate have made their considerable impact; black cherries, savoury spices, persistent tannins and an impressively long palate are in the heartland of the long-lived Home Hill style. Rating: 96 Points; Drink by: 2025; Alcohol: 13.9%; James Halliday Wine Companion
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