Ghost Rock Supernatural Pinot Noir 2023 - Tasmania
Bottle size: 750ml
"Bright, pale garnet colour. Looks vivacious before drinking! Juicy and bright, a crispness to texture with tart-racy cherry fruit meshed into some more nutty creamy elements. Vivacious and fresh to taste, an earthiness and dried herb rumble through the wine. A wild streak, but also a wine of polish, if you get that feel. It’s great drinking, and probably best drunk chilled." 93 Points - Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
We are always on the lookout for delicious Pinot Noir under $30 (you could say it’s our Holy Grail Mission). This week we are very excited to offer the super delicious ‘Supernatural Pinot Noir’ from North-West Tassie producer, Ghost Rock. Winemaker Sierra Blair crafts beautiful, approachable wines, and this is the lo-fi entry point to the range. It’s got everything you want in a fresh, young Pinot... bright cherry fruit, velvety texture and a fresh finish that leaves you wanting more. This could even take a chill, if chilled reds are your thing. Tasmanian Pinot Noir to load up on, and such a joy to drink. Pure Pinot deliciousness.
Lifted red fruits, dark cherry, raspberry, spice, sings of Pinot Noir, clear as a bell. Light to medium weight. Silky tannins, great energy, and so harmonious. Dangerously easy to drink, delicious lo-fi Tassie Pinot Noir. Scott
Bottled unfined and unfiltered with low SO2.
From the younger vines, the Supernatural pinot noir allows winemaker Sierra Blair to go more lo-fi on the winemaking – that being said, now all the fruit generally is done this way, with Supernatural being a blend of brighter parcels of wine with a bit of crunch and grip. Unfiltered, unfined.
Bright, pale garnet colour. Looks vivacious before drinking! Juicy and bright, a crispness to texture with tart-racy cherry fruit meshed into some more nutty creamy elements. Vivacious and fresh to taste, an earthiness and dried herb rumble through the wine. A wild streak, but also a wine of polish, if you get that feel. It’s great drinking, and probably best drunk chilled.
Established in 1999, Ghost Rock came to life when Colin and Cate Arnold purchased the Patrick's Creek vineyard (planted in 1989) at Northdown, just outside Devonport in Northern Tasmania. Here, just a few minutes from where the Spirit of Tasmania ferry docks and but an hour's drive from Cradle Mountain, the vineyards enjoy a maritime climate overlooking Bass Strait, producing immaculately ripened fruit of particular freshness and complexity.
Over the ensuing 20-odd years the Arnold family would continue planting out additional vineyards, substantially with Pinot Noir (and a good dozen different clones at that!), but also with Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and a little Sauvignon Blanc. And before they knew it, they had almost single-handedly created the wine region now dubbed Tasmania's Cradle Coast.
In 2017 Colin and Cate's son Justin and his wife Alicia Peardon took over the business and have continued to turn out new and exciting wines, earning 5-star recognition from the Halliday Wine Companion, amongst many other accolades. Justin takes care of the winemaking, having honed his skills at Coldstream Hills, Devil's Lair and at Etude in California's Carneros Creek, whilst Alicia manages the Cellar Door and Eatery.
Today the wines fall into three ranges: the Estate and Single Vineyard wines are self-explanatory, whilst the Supernatural wines make up Ghost Rock's 'Lo-Fi' range. Or as Justin has put it,
'Creativity and deliciousness rule the roost within this portfolio, bound to one rule only; high quality, estate-grown fruit as the source component. The rest is in the imagination and the craft. The range follows a ‘LoFi’ mantra of being wild ferment driven and exclusively unfined/unfiltered/low SO2.'
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