Haddow + Dineen 2021 Private Universe Pinot Noir - Bottle 750ml
HADDOW + DINEEN is a collaborative winemaking project from cheesemaker, Nick Haddow, and winemaker, Jeremy Dineen with the aim to make small batches of intensely Tasmanian wines. Our grapes are sourced exclusively from a single, tiny vineyard in Yorktown, near the mouth of the Tamar River in northern Tasmania where vines grow in white quartz gravel.
Our 'Private Universe' Pinot Noir is hand-picked, 50% whole bunch fermented, wild yeast, unfined and unfiltered. Low crops from silica quartz soil produce intense dark cherry and wild red fruit aromas, with spice and herb characters coming from the whole bunch fermentation. Intricate red fruit and spice flavours flourish in a rich palate with savoury finish and fine, grainy tannins. Powerful yet subtle, evocative, generous, layered and structured.
“THE TOP TIER OF TASMANIAN PINOT NOIR HAS JUST INCREASED IN ITS NUMBER BY ONE.” Nick Ryan, The Australian.
“ATTRACTIVE NOSE OF UMAMI, MUSHROOM, DARK CHERRIES AND CHINOTTO. IT'S CORED AND SERIOUS, LOADS OF SPICE, DARK CHERRIES AND WILD STRAWBERRIES - ALL IN CHECK. THIS IS YOUNG AND NEEDS TIME TO INTEGRATE. WILL BE SENSATIONAL.” 93 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review.
“SAVOURY, UMAMI CHARACTERS LURK AMONGST THE SPICED CHERRY COMPOTE, WITH A ENTICING COLD ASH AROMA. THIS IS A DEEP AND EARTHY PINOT, WITH BRAMBLY FRUITS AND UNDERGROWTH, LIT WITH A LOVELY NATURAL ACIDITY. IT'S LAYERED AND COMPLEX, OFFERING A LABYRINTH OF FLAVOURS WITH EACH SIP. LONG AND PERSISTENT ON THE FINISH, THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE DEBUT.” Annandale Cellars