Eastern Peake Pinot Taché 2019

Victoria
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£20.95 per bottle
94 in stock

96-97 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz

A more feminine incarnation this year (100% Pinot Noir) which charms with sophisticated vibrancy. The perfume is filled with sun-blushed berries, orchard fruit, wild flowers and a faint whiff of smoked sea salt. Delicately sweet wild strawberries open the palate which expands to reveal a breadth of effortless, savoury textures. A long finish, retaining that elegant, buoyant touch. As ever, a very elegant rosé from Owen, who carefully tends the maturing vines planted by his parents in the 80s. I adore the label update which plays a nostalgic tribute to Mum and Dad. Sampled using Zalto Universal glassware without decanting. Be careful not to overchill.

Taste & Aroma

96-97 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz

A more feminine incarnation this year (100% Pinot Noir) which charms with sophisticated vibrancy. The perfume is filled with sun-blushed berries, orchard fruit, wild flowers and a faint whiff of smoked sea salt. Delicately sweet wild strawberries open the palate which expands to reveal a breadth of effortless, savoury textures. A long finish, retaining that elegant, buoyant touch. As ever, a very elegant rosé from Owen, who carefully tends the maturing vines planted by his parents in the 80s. I adore the label update which plays a nostalgic tribute to Mum and Dad. Sampled using Zalto Universal glassware without decanting. Be careful not to overchill.

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

Due to further lockdowns in Austria we are experiencing extended delays with our Zalto orders.  

We are currently expecting our next delivery to arrive October 2021.

The Zalto Universal glass is recommended for richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends as well as young and non-vintage Champagne. The Zalto Universal is a very good 'all-rounder', designed for all types of wine but in our opinion may not maximize the potential of certain wines quite as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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Eastern Peake

Producer

 

“The team and I were gobsmacked with the entire sample line-up which arrived during the summer. There was not a wine (and we sampled 24 separate bottles) which did not impress. Owen’s Pinot Noirs dating back to 2001 were an utter privilege and a joy. So much so, we drank rather than ‘sampled’ every bottle over the course of a fortnight.

 

Owen will certainly feature as one of our Wine Producers of the Year and there are two wines which are strong contenders for Wine of the Year 2020. His Morillon Block has set the benchmark for the year ahead – certainly for Pinot Noir and the 2018 Intrinsic Chardonnay, which if placed in a blind Grand Cru Burgundy tasting would fit in a treat.

We asked Owen to tell us about the story of Eastern Peake Winery and how he ended up as winemaker.

"Eastern Peake was a small project that evolved from very humble beginnings. Dianne Pym and Norman Latta purchased their property in the late 1970s in the tiny township of Coghills Creek, Western Victoria just 25 km north west from the City Of Ballarat. The idea was to build a Mud Brick home, grow and make all of their own food to be self sufficient on the land and escape from Melbourne, where Norman had grown up. They successfully built their own home, grew vegetables, had livestock on their beautiful piece of land over looking the Creswick Valley to the east with a dramatic backdrop to the west with the Granite outcrop of Eastern Peake on Mount Bolton... Read more

Read - The Eastern Peake Story

Region

Buy wines from Victoria, Australia

Despite being the second smallest state in Australia, Victoria is home to over 600 wineries, more than any other wine-producing state. However, Victoria does not produce the most wine, as rather than producing mass quantities of cheaper wine, its wineries tend to be smaller and more boutique in style. The cool climate here is produced by the coastal areas and this means that a wide range of wines can be made, from stunningly complex Chardonnay and delicate Pinot Noir in the Yarra Yarra Valley, to savoury and rich Shiraz from Heathcote and iconic fortified wines from Rutherglen.

Victoria is fast becoming one of our favourite regions with many new producers joining us from here, including Shadowfax, Grey Sands, and Ghost Rock.

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John Dera16th May 2021

I have been guilty of not taking Rose seriously associating those wines with sipping wine at hen parties or leisurely holidays in Provence overlooking fields of lavender . ( Shame on me ) This wonderful offering has changed all of that , this is a glorious bottle of bright crunchy fruit with gorgeous aromas that can be drunk with or without food.... and 12.5 ABV

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