Stefano Lubiana Estate Pinot Noir 2018 (Tasmania)
The 2018 vintage is... “A rocking, rolling, fruit pastille-charged, filigree-fine pinot noir from a winemaker who always delivers. An upbeat entry with small red berries, toasted spice, orange rind aromas. Class act throughout from the tight coils of concentrated fruit, supple, even-handed tannins to smooth-knit oak. With texture and presence.”
95 Points - Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion, 01 August 2020
Stefano Lubiana have been cultivating their vines under biodynamic conditions since 2010 (Tasmania’s first and only) which means that the wines are free of all synthetic treatments, additives and pesticides. Instead they travel the alternative path, stepping back in time and using cosmic rhythms to ensure correct soil tilling and recuperation as well as effective vine care through all phases of the year’s seasonal cycles.
With their innovative use of barrels, whole-bunch fermentation and wild yeasts, they handcraft a distinctive range of wines. With most of their 25ha estate planted to the two great Burgundian varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay it’s no secret that with meticulous vineyard craftsmanship and sympathetic and thoughtful winemaking, their wines have earned a reputation as some of most revered and desired in Australia.
The Stefano Lubiana Estate Pinot Noir is always a wine that needs time to show its true colours. It is made for the long haul, with ample tannin and acidity as well as fruit density to last the distance. Densely packed layers of aroma on the nose, with a strikingly intense palate, are supported by especially vibrant and luscious fruit notes and fine tannin structure. A wine that will continue to open and grow with time in the bottle.
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