Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: Australia, Tasmania, Cambridge
From the oldest Pinot Noir vines on the estate hence Block 1. Just 4 barrels produced - the best barrels in 2020 that really stood out and which deserved their own designation and label. Half from the 115 and half from 777 aged in a new barrel and in this half of the blend 30% whole bunch was used making for 15% whole bunch in the final wine after blending with the barrel of 115. Notably deeper richer and spicier than the estate cuvee and will age comfortably for years to come yet very impressive already..
This small vineyard is located just north of Hobart on a perfectly positioned north-east facing slope. The beautiful old Georgian homestead of Clarence House was built in 1830 at Clarence Plains, Mt Rumney, has been maintained in its original splendour surrounded by beautiful gardens, and in 1998 present owner David Kilpatrick began planting vines on the north east sloping block facing Mount Rumney just below the Coal River Valley. Over 8ha of the total 12ha of plantings consists of pinot noir and chardonnay, with the remainder including pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc, merlot and tempranillo. All wines are now made by Anna Pooley and Justin Bubb at the nearby Pooley cellar in Cambridge.