Every year we make New Year’s resolutions – eat healthily, exercise regularly, spend more time with the family. Yet just a few weeks in, our busy lives take over and those resolutions are thrown out the door.
Here at Pinosity, we have vowed to rid ourselves of standard resolves and instead are focussing on wine resolutions. This means we can indulge in the discovery of new wines all year ‘round, starting with the release of Dalrymple’s four new 2014 Single Site Pinot Noirs, soon to be released in February 2016.
Keep it local – Dalrymple Ouse Pinot Noir 2014
Australian Pinot Noir, in particular the drops coming from Tasmania, are some of the best Pinots in the world – you no longer need to turn your attention to Burgundy, New Zealand or Oregon!
Leading Australian wine writer, Andrew Graham, of the Australian Wine Review, is on the Tasmania Pinot Noir bandwagon and told us last year that; “Tasmania is at the forefront of exploring where to find ripe flavours, without being excessively heavy. Tassie is really at the pointy end of Australian Pinot.”
So our first resolution is to keep it local and buy Dalrymple Ouse Single Block Pinot Noir 2014.
Described initially as a classic Pinot Noir, this wine’s bouquet of spiced raspberries, baked rhubarb and cranberries is lifted and welcoming.
“The palate carries the theme of red fruits with a soft rich entry that tightens with the fine sappy tannins from the whole bunch component, and the natural fine acidity,” Dalrymple’s Peter Caldwell says.
“Patience is required to see both doris plum and blueberries also emerge and add complexity to the bouquet.
“The structure gives life and focus to the palate with elegance that is hallmark to high quality Pinot Noir.”
This wine is perfect when paired with another first-class product, Longford grass fed lamb, served with roast seasonal vegetables and a cranberry reduction.
Try something new – Dalrymple Swansea Pinot Noir 2014
We know that Tasmanian sites are on the world-stage for Pinot Noir and it’s set to get more exciting with the first release of the Dalrymple Single Site Swansea Pinot Noir. That’s why our second resolution is to try something new.
The first noticeable flavours for this wine are fruit and oak spice, but if you allow it to breathe for two to three hours, aromas build with dark floral notes above a richer deep plum juice, infused with blueberries and cinnamon.
Be patient – Dalrymple Cottage Block Pinot Noir 2014
The saying “good things come to those who wait” most definitely applies to wine.
With the Dalrymple Cottage Block Pinot Noir open, be patient and let this one sit for four to six hours, to allow the complex aromas of dark spiced fruits with hints of grated fresh beetroot and rhubarb to appear.
“The palate is rich with a firm tannin framework and the trademark fine acidity provides freshness and lift to the finish and length,” Peter says.
This wine will only get better with time… so again some patience is needed. The natural earthiness and savoury notes will increase with careful cellaring, with potential for eight or more years.
Enjoy the classics – Dalrymple Coal River Valley Pinot Noir 2014
The Coal River Valley Pinot Noir site was planted to vines in the late 1990s, making it some of the oldest vines and a classic wine from Dalrymple Vineyards.
The colour of the 2014 release is an immediate hit with deep crimson tones and purple hues.
The initial aromas of blue flowers and dried herbs, give way to fleshy dark cherries, rhubarb clarfoutie and plum juice. It’s textured with a silkiness of tannins that comes from seasons like 2014.
But don’t take our word for it, to fully understand the wonder of these wines watch Pete taste his Pinots…