Josef Chromy Wines

2012 Pepik Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Australia: Tasmania

Offer Expired:Apr 03, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Commonwealth

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.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Light red, garnet, clear edges.

Smell:

Bright and fresh with abundant black cherry-strawberry, black tea spice, cola, and woodsy spice. Vivid expression of Pinot Noir aromatics.

Taste:

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!

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

Serve it cool with grilled sausages, a mushroom pizza, or spring lamb.

What the Winery Says

Grape Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard
Estate grown at Relbia in Northern Tasmania.
Winemaker
Jeremy Dineen
ABV%
13.5%
Accolades
92 Points, The Wine Spectator
91 Points, James Suckling

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 03, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price
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