The 2021 Protégé Pinot Noir is a classic Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Fresh and fruity, it is bursting with cherry and strawberry fruits with a silky palate. This fresh, lively and aromatic Pinot shows lovely lifted strawberry and spice characters on the nose. These aromatics carry through to the palate which has fine, soft tannin, lovely bright fruit and juicy acidity. This is a gorgeously light Tasmanian Pinot Noir which is perfect drinking at any time.
Pair with a smoked salmon baguette or a Moroccan lamb salad.
Varietal / Blend: Pinot Noir
Decant: Not necessary
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Holm Oak is a labour of love for winemaker Bec Duffy and her husband Tim Duffy, viticulturist. Since 2013 they have followed their dream of crafting delicious expressions of cool-climate Tasmanian wines. One of Bec and Tim’s shared passions is to create things. They simply love to craft treasures from Mother Nature’s wonderland. They are creative winemakers, pushing boundaries and trying new techniques, but always remaining true to Tasmania’s highly regarded winemaking reputation. Bec believes much of Holm Oak’s success can be attributed to Tim’s natural intuition as a viticulturist.
“Tim once said to me that just because your kids behave a certain way one year, doesn’t mean they’ll behave the same way the next year, and vines are like that,” Bec explains. “At the end of the day you need to get out in the vineyard, look at how the vines are behaving and respond appropriately. Tim is very good at doing that.”
Their complementary skills drive their vision to produce delicious wines that reflect their home, Tasmania’s pristine Tamar Valley, and their own personalities – honest, down to earth, genuine and authentic.