The Tiwha is our flagship Pinot Noir, named after Rosie's late father. A consistently high performer that complements every occasion.
Dark cherry aromatics with savoury cocoa undertones, underpinned with delicate notes of dried herbs. Structured tannins extend the length of the palate, signifying great ageability for this wine. An elegant yet powerful Pinot Noir, where depth of fruit and tannin abound, balanced with the delightful acidity that our Coal Pit site is known for.
Typically, Coal Pit Pinot Noir peaks around 3-4 years of age, with some secondary character profiles apparent while retaining fruit vibrancy. With careful cellaring, flavours will age gracefully into more tertiary and complex characters of leather and beef tea, around 8 years old.
Enjoy with a wide range of food, however this wine matches exceptionally well with game, mushroom and truffle dishes. A broad array of spices can be successfully paired to the wine’s flavours - get creative and best of all, enjoy with good company.
Rosie matches this wine with a red wine braised short rib, porcini mushrooms and rosemary.
Shades of Noir
One of the most satisfying and deliciously complex Pinot Noirs I have tasted all year.
The 2019 growing season produced some exceptional fruit despite being a roller coaster ride. Warm overall, we were challenged with frosts in early Spring and even a blanketing of snow for Gibbston in November. Autumn brought a long steady ripening period and some late frosts towards the tail end of harvest.
Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir, hand harvested from vines dating back to 1994.
Clonal mix: 115, 10/5, 777, 5, 6
Vinification: 75% destemmed, 4-6 days cold soak, barrel maturation for 10 months in 28% new French oak.