If you didn’t know, our newly elected Premier is Peter Gutwein. Pretty much all of us down here in Tassie pronounce it as Gutt-wen. As it turns out, and how cool is this, in German it means ‘Good Wine’! Considering he is our Premier, and we have great wine in Tasmania, I think he should consider changing his name to Peter Großwein (that’s German for ‘great wine’). I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to it. I go as far to say that I would probably vote for him next time if he did (tongue in cheek moment).
This is a lovely, elegant Tassie Pinot Noir that could easily be a contributor to the Großwein tag. It’s a terrific pinot colour and the varietal characters don’t stop there. It spreads to the nose and palate so easily. The aromas are so subtle but present (if you know what I mean) with dark cherries, ripe strawberries and a little bit leafy. The flavours are such that, yes it’s Pinot Noir as I mentioned earlier, but there is that little more ‘something’ to it, but what that something is escapes me. The cherries and strawberries are here too. Add a touch of spice, a hint of oak, silky tannins, good persistence and that ‘something’ I mentioned earlier, and it equals a mighty fine, gold medal winning (2019 International Cool Climate Wine Show), Tassie Pinot Noir. It’s a gutwein and it gets my vote!
Region: East Coast, Tasmania Price: $37 Source: Self Purchase