Variety: Pinot Blanc
Country, Region: Australia, Tasmania, Cambridge
'Aromas of perfumed white flowers and white stone fruits. Lively yet beautifully deep and textured on the palate, displaying attractive inner-mouth perfume and sneaky concentration to its white stone fruit flavours. Finishes bright and long, with a glyceral mouthfeel that leaves an impression of sweetness, though finishing dry.'
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.