Tasting notes - Josef Chromy (Tas) 2011

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Josef Chromy vineyard, northern Tasmania

Josef Chromy vineyard, northern Tasmania

Josef Chromy Wines, Tasmania
Josef Chromy Tasmania
Josef Chromy Tasmania
Josef Chromy Tasmania

This vineyard is on the outskirts of Launceston in northern Tasmania and was established by well known Tasmanian Josef Chromy. OAM . The cellar door and cafe is in the estate's original 1880's homestead set amidst landscaped gardens and lakes.

 PEPIK is the traditional nickname given to men named Josef in the Czech Republic.  This is the vineyard's more informal range, made for every day drinking with friends and food.

 

2009 Pepik Pinot Noir

This wine has a bright vibrant red colour and has lifted sweet and sour cherry on the nose with soft chocolate oak. The palate is soft and balanced  of sweet red cherry with rounded tannins and subtle spicy tones.

The grapes are 100% Pinot Noir sourced from the estate vineyard at Relbia in northern Tasmania. Selected batches of Pinot Noir were hand picked and gently destemmed before ferment. Gentle plunging and pump-over techniques ensure retention of bright fresh fruit characters. Light maturation in French Oak barriques lends structure without overpowering the fruit. Screwcapped to enable the wine to be enjoyed at it’s optimum.

Drink now to 2014.

 

2009 Pepik Chardonnay

This wie has a pale straw colour and aroma of complex, apple, citrus and white stone fruit notes. The palate is fruit driven Chardonnay exhibiting primary fruit characters of green apple and melon leading toa soft yet crisp clean palate of citrus, guava and grapefruit flavours balanced by natural acidity.

The grapes are 00% Chardonnay sourced from the estate vineyard at Relbia in northern Tasmania. Hand picked Chardonnay grapes are gently pressed and the juice is transferred to stainless steel tank. Clear juice is obtained by careful settling and racking and this is fermented cool to retain aromatics. Stabilisation and clarification is carried out quickly after fermentation in order to get the wine into bottle quickly to retain fresh-ness and zest.

This Chardonnay is ready to enjoy now but the structure and natural cool climate acidity should enable confident cellaring for at least 5-8 years

Regions

  • Launceston (TAS)
  • North East Tas (TAS)

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