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    2022 Marco Lubiana Pinot Noir

    • $62.00

    The 2022 growing season started with some frost in the Huon, however the team was out in force burning fires on those frosty nights to mitigrate as much damage as we could - we were successful and had little damage. The flowering of the grapes were good in both Huon and Derwent vineyards, the summer was moderate, not too much rain but more than average. The harvest period provided great weather conditions with little rian, this resulted in ripe fruit in prisitine condition. The wine is a blend of the two sies, the soil types vary from Huon cobble stones with white clay to Derwent soil which is red clay over gravely chalk deposits. The vintage is very special to me and I am very happy with the quality of my fourth release wines of 2022.

    My 2022 Pinot Noir is 2/3 Huon Valley and 1/3 Derwent Valley, from Estate Lubiana family vineyards. The wine is made from a mixture of whole bunch (Derwent) and whole berry (Huon), there is gentle fermentation and long elevage in 228L barrels with 15% new French oak. This resulted in a wine with fresh notes of raspberry, wild blueberries, cherries and pomegranate, forest floor and spice, there is more acid than the previous vintage and grippier tannins. Last year the Pinot Noir was very approachable on release, this year the wine is tighter and will reward the customer with cellaring, if you choose to drink now, I recommend decanting it. Less production that 2021. – Marco Lubiana


    "A sappy and snappy pinot noir, crisp and bright, red cherry fruited with some pickled cherry elements, faint clove, some smoky paprika, mint, pleasing bitter amaro characters with flavours and scents matching well. Sits at just shy of medium weight, a potency here no doubt, the spice trail lingering and puckering in the palate, flighty tannins shaping things nicely to a fine chew through the finish. It’s a moody pinot noir, one for fireside and cooler places, which has its worth, and for drinkers of the variety there’s depth and complexity in spades. Nicely done."

    Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, 94 Points