Moorilla Praxis Pinot Noir 2018 Tasmania
Moorilla Praxis Pinot Noir 2017 ia a wine of finesse and freshness with a provocative and complex bouquet. Abound with beautiful aromas and flavours whilst the tannins and acid are light and fine. Its perfume is of bright summer berries, vanilla bean, dusty cobblestones and toasted nuts.
Moorilla Praxis Pinot Noir 2018
Moorilla Praxis Pinot Noir 2018 .A wine of finesse and freshness with a provocative and complex bouquet. Abound with beautiful aromas and flavours whilst the tannins and acid are light and fine. Its perfume is of bright summer berries, vanilla bean, dusty cobblestones and toasted nuts.
They said it would never work. When Claudio Alcorso planted the first vines at Moorilla, the agricultural department said it was a rubbish idea. ‘Apples and pears, Mr Alcorso.’ He did it anyway. The rest is history.
We own two very different cool-climate vineyards: Moorilla in the south and St Matthias in the north.
Our southern vineyard shares the same site as Mona, located in Berriedale, just north of Hobart. Look at the art. Frolic among the vines.
The vineyard sits just one metre above sea level. The steady breezes along the River Derwent, which hugs the site, help reduce the risk of frosts and fungal diseases. The vines are kept cool, facilitating a long ripening process for the vines and greater flavour complexity in the fruit.
Wines from this vineyard tend to be less fruit-driven and more complex than those from St Matthias. Our Moorilla-grown wines show a greater range of flavours, aromas and spices, mixed with fruit and floral characters with a finer tannin structure and firmer acidity compared to St Matthias wines.
The site is characterised by its soil complexity. A risen siltstone bedrock supports a soil profile that ranges from silty clay (up to four metres deep) to shallow stretches of sand (just three centimetres deep). This creates huge differences in vine size and vigour, and the fruit ripens differently throughout the vineyard. Moorilla’s soil diversity also impacts the size of each yield and demands tailored harvesting times—sometimes as much as three weeks apart.
St Matthias Vineyard
Our northern vineyard sits on the rising west bank of the Tamar River, fifteen kilometres north of Launceston. You can’t visit St Matthias. Go to Launceston instead. They’ve got monkeys.
With ancient volcanic and newer clay soils, St Matthias is much more fertile than our southern vineyard. Starting at ten metres above sea level, there are deeper and siltier clays. Moving west up the slope and rising to a height of 115 metres, the clay loam soils make way for granite stone and outcrops.
The site’s slope and proximity to the water provides natural frost protection. Facing east, the full sun on the west bank is tempered by near constant cool breezes, helping to ensure long and cool ripening conditions and limit the spread of Botrytis, the noble rot, which is prevalent in Tasmania. These are stellar conditions for producing fruit-driven and acid-balanced wines.
The wines we make from this vineyard show fruity flavours and aromas. They’re racy and mineral, yet they retain the delicate, natural vitality of high acidity that is the trademark of cool-climate wines. There is so much versatility in what we can make here: from intense sparkling and white wines to medium-full bodied reds, and even naturally sweetened dessert wines.
$20 – $50