MARCO LUBIANA - Huon & Derwent Pinot Noir 2022
"Hand picked, 100% old french oak, neither fined nor filtered, Estate bottled. Located in the Huon valley, 30 minutes drive south of Hobart, is a cool climate vineyard originally planted in 1973 by Steve Ferenze.
These old vines are planted on a grey clay, containing riverbed stones covered by a sandy loam top soil. The vineyard is now certified Biodynamic. Biodynamics is crucial for maintaining biodiversity in the soil, vines and surrounding environment. My Pinot Noir is carefully hand picked and yields are kept low to maintain fruit concentration." Marco Lubiana
2020 vintage Dark cherry, clod earth, spice, dried roses, a bit of lift. It’s ripe and earthy, blood plum, dried herbs, distinct ‘mineral’ feel, rich silty tannin, an amaro bite dusted with cocoa, bright and rich at once with a stony cherry pip finish of excellent length. Character plus. Natty, but nice. It’s a terrific expression of Pinot Noir. 95 points.
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front March 2020
All grapes are handpicked and matured in 100% old French oak. This Pinot Noir is unfiltered and unfined. The colour is a vibrant garnet, aromas of fresh herbs, cranberry and clove. Perfectly structured and beautifully balanced, finished with finesse. This is exciting Tassie Pinot Noir and a winemaker to lookout for.
The Lubiana family have been making wine in Italy since the late 1800’s in the northwest of Italy (today Croatia), Andrea Lubiana left his family vineyard in Istria and moved his winemaking life from Northern Italy to South Australia for a new life after World War Two.
In South Australia, Andrea’s winemaking continued and was taken over by his son Mario Lubiana. Steve Lubiana was the next winemaker to continue the legacy and moved to Tasmania in 1990 to produce fine wines from cool climate varietals. After finishing high school I undertook a bachelor of Oenology and Viticulture at the University of Adelaide and graduated in 2018, during my time in Adelaide I worked for East End Cellars for two years where my palate was fine tuned to quality fine wines of France and Italy thanks to Michael, Andrew, Arthur and the team.
Vendor (Misc) / Vineyard (Wines): MARCO LUBIANA