Renowned Master of Wine Michael Hill-Smith has carried the magic touch in whatever project he's pursued throughout his prolific career, and Tolpuddle is right at the very top of that list. Indeed, buying the Tolpuddle Vineyard in Coal River, Tasmania just might've been the smartest decision Shaw & Smith ever made, to paraphrase famous wine critic and MW Jancis Robinson.
Both the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir, always attracting high score after high score from the top wine publications, consistently sell out all too fast every year, so be sure to get in quick to secure these marvelous wines!
**This is a pre-arrival offer. The wines will be dispatched or available for collection on Thursday 16th of September 2021.**
2020 Tolpuddle Chardonnay - $85 per bottle ; $95rrp
This wine shows white floral and lemon barley notes on the nose. Classic Tolpuddle backbone of acidity, yellow grapefruit, lemon pith, and some flinty minerality. A combination of lightness, delicacy, texture, and extract. A touch of lees derived shortbread flavour adds complexity. This wine has a great future.
All fruit was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, and fermented in French oak. The wine spent ten months in barrel with gentle stirring as required, then rested in tank on lees for a further 4 months.
2020 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir - $85 per bottle ; $95rrp
This wine has gorgeous aromatics with violets and red berries to the fore. There is abundant fruit, with sour cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, and a touch of rhubarb. Underlying savoury characters include graphite and cured meat, and some toasted spices. Medium weight, with very fine tannins. Fresh and enticing, perfumed and delicious.
All hand-picked fruit is fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches, in open wooden and stainless fermenters, with gentle plunging. Aged in French oak for ten months, of which about one third was new.
To purchase the wines in today's offer please use the links above phone us on (07) 3252 1117, or email us at [email protected] - Prices valid until stock runs out or 22nd of September 2021.