• 2020 Clarence House Estate Pinot Blanc

2020 Clarence House Estate Pinot Blanc

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Coal River Valley, Tasmania
Pinot Blanc 
13%
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Clarence House was built in 1830 on land which was originally the market garden for the City of Hobart. The present owner, David Kilpatrick, first planted vines on the north-east slopes of the property in 1998. Located in the foothills of the Meehan Ranges, halfway between Hobart and the Coal Valley, Clarence House Estate sits in a unique location atop Jurassic dolerite and basalt soils with low annual rainfall.
One of the first and only plantings of Pinot Blanc in Tasmania, on the back of advice from pioneering winemaker Andrew Hood. This underrated and overlooked variety possesses wonderful aromatics with a gently textural palate offset by refreshing cool climate acidity.
After a brief period on skins, the fruit was pressed, lightly settled and then racked to seasoned oak for a slow barrel ferment. Floral and fruity with hints of spice, the palate is rich and nuanced yet bright and fresh. A delightful aperitif and an excellent accompaniment to white meat and spice dishes.
- Clarence House Estate