Josef Chromy Wines
2012 Pepik Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is a most elusive grape varietal, known to bring people to tears with its haunting earthy red-fruited complexity. It also has an unbelievably finicky nature in the vineyard! It has its sweet spots on the world wine map that are well known: Burgundy, California’s fog-influenced coastal vineyards, New Zealand, Oregon, and Australia. The latter, Australia, has a few notable zones with Tasmania increasingly leading the hype. The wineries in Tasmania are relatively small, and as a result, it is tough to find (m)any examples of Tasmanian wines in the United States. Josef Chromy Wines is a game changer. Their 2012 Pepik is an eye-opening glimpse into just how good Tasmania is with dear old finicky Pinot Noir.
Light red, garnet, clear edges.
Bright and fresh with abundant black cherry-strawberry, black tea spice, cola, and woodsy spice. Vivid expression of Pinot Noir aromatics.
Classic Pinot Noir flavors from a new place for us in Tasmania. Akin to New Zealand & Oregon in character, with a bright juicy element to the flavor and subtle but precise Pinot Noir seasonings and character. Very elegant and highly drinkable!
The complexity on the finish is outstanding. The lighter ruby color is true to form for Pinot Noir, and the flavors are fresh and so very tasty.
Serve it cool with grilled sausages, a mushroom pizza, or spring lamb.
What the Winery Says
- Grape Varietal
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Estate grown at Relbia in Northern Tasmania.
- Jeremy Dineen
- 92 Points, The Wine Spectator
- 91 Points, James Suckling