Sinapius (sin-ay-pi-us) Vineyard is in the heart of the Pipers Brook wine region in Northern Tasmania, above the banks of the Pipers Brook. The vineyard, formerly known as Golders Vineyard, was purchased By Vaughn Dell and Linda Morice in 2005. Both have spent time studying and working in the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and Margaret River and dreamt of returning home to Tasmania to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in what they believe is the premier location in Australasia. In order to maintain the highest quality, they aim to cap production at a maximum of 1,000 cases, from three hectares of close planted vineyard.
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay sourced from our high density planted vineyards planted at 7700 – 9615 vines/ha, totalling 9 different, low yielding chardonnay clones (less than 1kg/vine).
Handpicked at 11.2 – 11.5° baumè, and whole bunch pressed to tank without enzymes. Lightly settled overnight without chilling and transferred to barrel, retaining most of the solids. Wild yeast fermentation, full malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation in French oak barrels 85% (10% new) and 15% tank. Blended after 12 months and settled in tank for six months for natural clarification prior to bottling without fining or filtration, in September 2019.
Pale yellow in colour, this wine displays attractive floral notes and aromas of citrus, white peach, pear blossom with subtle smoky characters. The palate is rich, with tangy citrus pith, Beurré Bosc pear and white peach, interwoven with a chalky texture and nuanced minerality. This elegant wine is beautifully focused and complex, with a long powerful finish.
6989 bottles produced. Alc.13%. Cellar to 2030
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