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2020 Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir

Bass Phillip was founded by Mr Phillip Jones in 1979 at the age of 32. He told us, years ago, that he had planted Cabernet Sauvignon in the early days because his favourite wine was a classified growth Bordeaux and he wanted to replicate it. Fortunately, or unfortunately, not a single grape was grown. He then decided to replace the Cabernet Sauvignon with Pinot Noir and what a fantastic decision he made!

Bass Phillip has been organically farmed since 1993, and biodynamic since 2002. Today, the estate is run by Jean-Marie Fourrier, a very talented Burgundian winemaker that has done an internship with the legendary Henri Jayer. Henri was a French vintner who, it is said, revolutionised Viticulture and winemaking in Burgundy.

 

Why do we like it?

This is the first vintage entirely produced by the new winemaker at the estate. The new wave of wines seem to be finer, less structured and cleaner. It will interesting to see how they evolve with age in comparison to wines made before 2019. We can't recommend these enough for cellaring. 

 

Grape           Pinot Noir 

Country        Australia                                 

Region          Gippsland                                     

Vintage         2020

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