Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Style: Full-bodied red wine aged in French oak
Translucent cherry bright in the glass. At first it smells quite ripe, so ripe that you may think it’s going to be too big on the palate. Luckily it mellows out a few minutes later and starts showing great depth and nuance. Has an enjoyable feel in the mouth with moderately high acid and dusty, soft tannins. Painfully smooth. So smooth that you will feel rather sad when it is all gone.
Established in 1979 by winemaker Phillip Jones, this iconic winery in South Gippsland was named after legendary Australian explorers George Bass and Arthur Phillip. With a focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Bass Philip is regarded as the pinnacle of Pinot Noir producers in Australia. Twice awarded ‘Australia’s Best Pinot Noir’, for its Reserve Pinot Noir by James Halliday. Practising organic viticulture since 1993 and further committing to biodynamic since 2002, the non-irrigated vines are restricted, producing concentrated flavorful berries. A non-intervention form of winemaking eschews the use of the toxic spray in the vineyard while in the winery, wild yeast fermentation and minimal additions, fining or filtration results in rich, complex wines brimming with aromatics and a generous mouthfeel.