Stefano Lubiana Ruscello Pinot Noir 2017
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
RegionDerwent Valley, TAS
One of the three Single Block Pinots the Ruscello block is located near a little seasonal creek and produces very generous and feminine fruit, everything that is exquisite, attractive and lovely about Pinot Noir.
The 2016 vintage of this wine has won “BEST BIODYNAMIC WINE IN THE WORLD” at the London International Wine Challenge
Tasting notes from the winery for Stefano Lubiana Ruscello Pinot Noir 2017
Ruscello translates to ‘small mountain stream’. The Ruscello block is located near a little creek that runs mostly in winter through the middle of the property. This block has a very gentle north-facing slope. The soil consists of grey gravelly silt over gravelly clay. It is light and full of silica crystals that warm up quickly and release heat to the vines overnight. The gravel also provides good drainage. This block is situated on the mid slope in our vineyard, it avoids the cooler breeze felt by the blocks nearer to the Derwent River that flows 24/7. Soil fertility is low providing well-balanced open vines, with good sunlight exposure. It is planted to a number of Pinot Noir clones, some of which we can’t remember.
The average vine age is 24 years. This block produces very generous and feminine fruit, everything that is exquisite, attractive and lovely about Pinot Noir. Here the soil transfers good aromatics, softer structure and power to the wine.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Derwent Valley – single vineyard
Vineyard management: 100% certified biodynamic
Geology: Grey gravelly silt over pourus white gravelly clay
Cellaring: 10+ years
Tasmania’s first and only certified biodynamic vineyard has been cultivating vines using biodynamic methods since 2010. This means that their wines are free of all synthetic treatments, additives and pesticides. Instead they travel the alternative path, stepping back in time and using cosmic rhythms to ensure soil regenereation as well as effective vine care through all phases of the year’s seasonal cycles.
Their much sought-after wines are the result of a passionate unrelenting quest for perfection. This passion, along with free thinking and attention to detail allows them to create wines which reflect this vision. Their focus on traditional and environmentally sensitive principals has only strengthened their desire to create wines that have a unique and distinctive character, with free-flowing elegance and quality.
|Region||Derwent Valley, TAS|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
Ned Goodwin Halliday Wine Magazine 2020 96 points
An extraordinary New World Pinot, built around a fine weave of tannin that elbows the juicy fruit into a savoury mould, while allowing it to flow over the seams. Just enough. Not too much. Plenty of cherry to red berry crunch, nevertheless. Slight enough to coax one in for another glass, while building a strong case for the wine’s ageability. A superb touch is manifest in the use of whole bunch, oak and extraction. This is thoroughly Burgundian.
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