2021 Glaetzer-Dixon Avance Pinot Noir
Nick Glaetzer began his winemaking journey with his family in the Barossa Valley, following with vintages in the Languedoc, the Pfalz, Margaret River, the Riverland, Sunraysia, the Hunter Valley and Burgundy. In 2005 Nick landed in Tasmania, searching for cool-climate, super-premium vineyards; perfect for crafting Pinot Noir, Riesling and savoury Shiraz. The concept behind his Avance Pinot came from Nick’s experience working and travelling through many winemaking regions on the European Continent which gave him an insight into the lighter wine styles, keenly sought after by the local village people for their fresh fruit driven flavours.
Dark red core with black tinged edges and a dark red purple hue. Blossoming from the glass are perfumed scents of violets, dark cherries and anise infused with dried clove. Some strawberry, earth and spice notes are also evident. Ripe, juicy and seductive the mid weighted palate is laden with rich dark cherry, anise and strawberry flavours with notions of scorched earth and spicy dried herbs meandering off into the background. Very supple and silky with velvety tannins finishing long, polished and succulent.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.