Gypsy Caravan Tamar Pinot Noir 2017

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by Cynthea & David Feldheim

88%
of 730
would buy again
88%
of 730
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage. If you’re interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below…

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

50% of 6

2017

88% of 730

2016

90% of 764

2015

93% of 649

2014

91% of 655

2013

86% of 501

Tasmanian wonder!

    • Looking for something a little different in your Pinot? You've found it! The fruit used to create this wine comes from sites that are sloped to the river and ripen earlier than many other vineyards in the Tamar Valley. 2017 climate conditions produced grapes with the perfect balance of acid, tannin and ripeness.
    • All grapes were hand picked, and fermented naturally in open fermenters with no additions. The 2017 selection of fruit was packed with variety of bunch size, flavour concentration and time of ripening. When it came to blending, Cynthea and David had a huge range of options. This is where their talent shines!
    • A deep scarlet colour will fill your glass, with perfumed aromas of violets and cherries leaping out. The first sip is like devouring a cup of summer berries! Fresh, red, juicy and delicious. The palate opens up, with savoury and spicy notes and plush sweet fruit. It's medium bodied and beautiful from bottle to the bottom of your glass; certainly the kind of wine you want to have for a special occasion with great food and with great company. Get in quick to secure some of this small batch wonder for yourself!

Ageing advice
the 2017 Gypsy Caravan Pinot is going to age superbly. In fact if you are going to consume it this year I recommend decanting to help aerate the wine and open it up so that it is like ageing it for one year. My gut feel is that it will certainly age for up to 10 years and be drinking great (on point I mean) in three years time.

Serving advice
As above I think this pinot will be best if consumed in its first year of birth if it is decanted first. I often tell visitors in the cellar door to open a bottle pour a glass, decant the remaining bottle then compare the two side by side. The decanted portion should taste more concentrated, sweeter and have greater perfume!

Local food match
Duuuuuck! Actually smoked aniseed tea duck!! if you can get it! or just cook some duck breast at home. The denisty and gamey flavour of duck with burst with the delicacy of the pinot.

Map of the Vineyard