R.D’meure Coal Valley Pinot Noir, 2020

 

R.D’meure Coal Valley Pinot Noir, 2020

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Rory Duggan has come to the helm at D'meure under the watchful eye of his uncle, Dirk ,who has been hand crafting some excellent and exceedingly hard to procure wines from his tiny vineyard in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel overlooking Bruny Island for some time now.

Rory has come into his own and is now added farming of two other sites in Orford and the Coal Valley in addition to the original block, producing wines that are exciting, focused and full of fineness. These are some of the most exciting wines coming out of Tasmania and should not be missed.

Pinot coming from the Antipodes vineyard in the Coal Valley, whole berries macerated in stainless for six weeks before 12 months in old French barrique on gross lees. Intense dark fruit that is concentrated yet fine. The tannins are not pronounced but work seamlessly in the background allowing the fruit to unfurl with an elegance that keeps you coming back, each time flitting between floral, lightly  herbal and gently savoury aspects that make this complex and delicious. Even less than the Chardonnay there was only 500 bottles produced.