Domaine A Stoney Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 (Tasmania)
Garnet in a glass. Cherries, plums, leather and bramble fruits, plus plenty of spice. A plump, well-balanced wine showing mounds of red fruit and a bright, jammy afterglow. It’ll drink well with anything, but we’d suggest a picnic of barbecue chicken and sourdough straight from the oven.
Domaine A was founded on a grand plan – to produce big Bordeaux-inspired reds at the end of the earth and honour old world ideals in the new world. After much success, their wine receives acclaim as some of the country’s finest, even rivalling the best of Bordeaux.
Their approach to winemaking is unyielding and without compromise. If the fruit isn’t perfect, the wine doesn’t get made. In this age of instant gratification they only release wines at their best. Vines are hand-plucked, hand-tied and hand-picked during the cool days of autumn. Wines are pressed down by hand.
Tasmania is a cool-climate wine country. Ancient soil and champagne air. A temperate maritime climate and long hours of sunshine, even over the long cool season. Slow-ripening fruit and aromatic varieties brought forth from their impeccably tended Stoney Vineyard—the oldest in the historic Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania. Each vintage is a constant reflection of this extraordinary, elemental terroir: climate and soil, vineyard and method, founded on 200-million-year-old Jurassic dolerite. These wines have distinct personalities, not constrained by region or varietal typicity.