Planted by Tasmanian pioneer Dr Andrew Pirie, Bird vineyard is one of the newer (15 yo) sites in the Pipers River region in the north east of Tasmania. Thanks to the generosity of the team at Pipers Brook, we are lucky to get a lovely parcel of clone 114 Pinot from the Bird Vineyard. The most elegant of our ‘Grower’ wines Bird, displays bright and crunchy red fruits, laced with super aromatic spice. Ethereal and racy, with a long sapid finish. A lot of intensity packed into a lighter frame. – Jim Chatto, winemaker.
Red fleshy fruit, red berry, hints of dried stalk and very fine tannins to close. Lingering flavours on a medium bodied palate that will continue to fill-out with another 6-12 months in bottle. Again: finesse and lightness of touch are some of the key takeaways here. – Ches Cook, FWC.