Mania Pinot Noir / 2017 / 750mL
Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

Summary:

Mania allows Jim Chatto to broaden his Tasmanian winemaking outside the Huon Valley, leveraging friendships built over the years to source parcels of fruit from small growers across the state. The Mania Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as a slightly more approachable expression of the Chatto style.  
 
Vineyard:

The 2017 Mania Pinot Noir is crafted using the fruit sourced from three distinct regional zones across Tasmania. An individual vineyard from each of the Huon Valley, Tamar Valley and the East Coast of Tasmania and including multiple clones have been masterfully blended contributing great nuance and detail to the wine. 
 
Winemaking:

The fruit for this wine was hand-picked and hand-sorted. Wild yeast fermented and periodically hand plunged, this is a wine showcasing fruit generosity and vibrancy supported by the gentler handling in the winery. The wine was matured for 10 months in French oak puncheons of which 15% was new. 
 
2017 Vintage:

Tasmania has such breadth of unique vineyard sites across the state. As a whole the growing season began a touch cooler than usual but through Summer and Autumn the seasons were dry and warm allowing vineyards to ripen and reach excellent ripeness. The resultant wines can show great versatility and drinkability due to the depth of flavour and aroma’s available. This is a very fine year for Pinot Noir and would expect similar from the other varieties. 

Tasting Note:

A fragrant, lifted nose of red berries, dark plum, cedar wood and exotic spices instantly escape from the glass. The palate has serious depth and an intense burst of flavour but with a seamless mouth-feel pulled tight with sand-like tannin, pure fruit flavour, spice and fresh Tasmanian acidity. A wine that will partner many cuisines from light canapes through to richer slow-cooked dishes.