Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir 2017

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BPPP201711 UCAU
  • More Gippsland magic from Phillip Jones
  • A wine with strong personality in aroma and complex flavour
  • "For structure and length we’re in business here." - Campbell Mattinson
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    $239.99
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  • James Halliday
    98 points

Editors notes

"Phillip Jones handcrafts tiny quantities of superlative Pinot Noir which, at its best, has no equal in Australia. Painstaking site selection, ultra-close vine spacing and the very, very cool climate of South Gippsland are the keys to the magic of Bass Phillip and its eerily Burgundian Pinots. One of Australias greatest small producers" - James Halliday

Complex aromas of dark cherries, dried herbs and spice. A lighter style - very rich and elegant. Concentrated flavours, and a core minerality. Fantastic structure and a powerful, lengthy finish.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Earthy
    • Herbal
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cedar
    • Red Cherry
    • Strawberry

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Game
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • James Halliday

    98
    "This wine is all about the peacock's tail and the lingering aftertaste. The bouquet is perfumed and very complex, wandering from earth to shrub and tree with tangy herbal earthy flavours and aromas. On retasting, red fruits have made their appearance, the flavours lustrous and lingering."

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Locations

Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

Victoria

The wine region of Victoria has the highest number of grapevines than any other state in Australia. It is home to over 600 wineries and well-known regions such as Yarra Valley, Heathcote, and Rutherglen. Victoria is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia where due to the location, the climate has a cool maritime influence and is known for its outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with producing Australia’s most famed dessert Muscat and Topaque wines.

There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.

Gippsland

The Gippsland wine region reaches from Victoria's high country in the north all the way to the Bass Strait in the south. It is capable of producing richly textured wines of distinction. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are the predominant varieties, though Pinot Gris is making a resurgence in recent years. It is the traditional Burgundian varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are the regions highlights.

West Gippsland is at approximately the same latitude as East Gippsland, but over 200 kms to the west, with the western boundary reaching the Yarra Valley. The climate in the West is less Mediterranean and warmer than the East as it is further inland.

South Gippsland is the coolest of the Gippsland subregions, and is heavily influenced by the Bass Strait and the rainfall there is also higher than in the East or West.

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About the brand Bass Phillip

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', the 2012 Bass Philip Reserve Pinot Noir scored 99 points; the highest noted score for a dry red table wine by James Halliday.

Practicing 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 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 mouth feel.

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