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Sailor Seeks Horse Pinot Noir 2018



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  • Of the upper echelon of Tasmania Pinot Noir
  • A release we readily anticipate every year!
  • Wonderfully structured thanks to Tasmania's cool climate

“The Pinot Noirs we love display a delicate balance between red and dark fruits, high-toned aromatics, layered depth and verve. It’s something we hope to achieve in our Pinots and is a combination of site and sensitive winemaking. Picking dates are intrinsic to obtaining the energy we look for in our wines – pick too early and you lack the delicious component, pick too late and you lose the moreish part. It’s a cliché but it’s all about balance. Our winemaking philosophy is pretty simple. Listen to the fruit and let it guide you. We soak the fruit at ambient temperature (cold in the Huon) and then let natural yeast start the fermentation process. Once the ferments are complete we taste the wine on skins until the tannin profile is right and then press to barrel. From there we inoculate for malolactic fermentation, then leave the wine unsulphured until late-spring and add sulphur dioxide. The wine is left untouched until bottling, which varies depending on how the wine looks. Stems are used as a supportive component when they are ripe and the amount varies.” – Producer’s note


Jane Faulkner

“An elegant wine that highlights its cool climate credentials with cherry perfume spiked with pepper and juniper, all leading out onto a lean but not mean palate. Tannins supple, fine and savoury and the all important lively acidity. Feels effortless. Immediately delicious.” – Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion