Winstead Lot 16 Pinot Noir is from a small 3ha family owned and run vineyard. It is situated in the small hamlet of Bagdad, 35km north of Hobart in Tasmania’s Southern Midlands. It rests 180 metres above sea level with a noth/northeasterly aspect, with lean, mean, grey clay soils overlying carboniferous shales.
The nose displays dark fruits with a touch of brambles and spicy oak showing the influence of the new Saury French barriques. The palate is long and smooth with sweet dark cherry and strawberry predominating. This wine is about structure, complexity, elegance and finesse. Try it with roast duck or a gourmet pizza.
Being far enough inland to avoid sea breezes, Winstead experiences warm summer days, but with its location and elevation, Autumn nights cool quickly. This allows for the fruit to ripen fully, but still have the hang time for the full cool climate fruit flavours to develop. They employ many biological and bio dynamic techniques in the vineyard to combat pests and diseases as well as enhance the “natural” fruit development.
All their wines are made on site by Neil Snare in their small boutique winery where the personal touch is able to begiven to all the wines. Neil’s aim is to make high quality cool climate wines which display the individual nature of the location.