There is something in the climate of Tasmania. This picturesque island, dominated by dolerite- capped mountains, which saves the lower parts of hills and valleys from heavy rains and wind is just perfect for grapes. Here, grapes are grown naturally and abundantly. Cousins Martin Shaw and Michel Hill Smith of Adelade Hills had no plan to buy any vineyard in Tasmania when they visited the island in 2011, but the beauty and serenity of Tolpuddle vineyard on the Coal River valley in Southern Tasmania attracted them so much that they instantly decided to buy the vineyard at any cost. They did it, and today they are proud of their impromptu decision. Tolpuddle has gifted the world some of the most popular wines of all times. Tolpuddle wines are no more brands; these have become synonyms with style and aristocracy.
The famous two varieties of Tolpuddle wines:
Vintage 2013 Chardonnay and Vintage 2013 Pinot Noir are the two varieties of Tolpuddle wines. These two are the second releases under the Tolpuddle name. Before these two releases, other wines which have been sourced from the vineyard are Dalrymple wine, a superb single vineyard 2011 Dalrymple Pinot Noir, and also the outstanding 2011 Heemskerk Chardonnay which was made by Anna Pooley. Tolpuddle wines are made by Shaw & Smith winemaker Adam Wadewitz.
- 2013 Tolpuddle Chardonnay: Chardonnay is a green-skinned variety of grapes from which white wine is produced. Originally, this specie of grapes was planted in wine producing areas of eastern France, but now this variety of grape is planted everywhere for the production of Chardonnay. In Tolpuddle, this wine is a splendid production of Shaw & Smith. The wine bears blended flavors of lime, green apple peel and savory biscuit. The smell is splendid. It smells like a high-quality wine; very classy and elegant. There is a light quilt of green twigs, honey, flowers, white peach, citrus and spicy oak. It has a seam of acidity that augurs well for aging.
- 2013 Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is a black skinned variety of grape, especially planted for the production of red wine. Red wines have high demand on the international market because of their unique flavor and taste. Furthermore, Pinot Noir is planted enormously in wine producing areas of Romania, Tasmania, Burgundy of France and Russian River Valley, etc. This Tolpuddle Pinot Noir wine tastes strong yet delicate. It shows the purity of fruit combined with the best concentration that a vineyard can achieve with Pinot Noir. There is an excellent concentration of peppercorn, dried green herbs, stewed cherries, ground coffee, strawberry compote and sap. The flavor comes without any discomfort and toughness of over extraction.
Future of Tolpuddle Wines:
Wine experts are optimistic about this unique creation of Shaw & Smith. Though some other brands like Dalrymple Wines and Goaty hill wineshave created ripples among wine lovers worldwide, specialists opine that in the coming years, Tolpuddle is going to capture the market. The company is planning on enhancing their brand image step wise. In the near future, these wines will be available in the USA, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. The management is also planning to make them available abundantly on different e-commerce sites and company’s website as well.
The two cousins are getting wide applause from the experts and wine lovers for their unique vintage wines. The Tolpuddle Pinot Noir has already owned Decanter World Wine Award for its taste and popularity in the very first year. In future trio wine are sure to rule the world with their taste and elegance. Visit http://www.triowine.com.au/vineyards/tolpuddle.html.