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Andrew Pirie is a Tasmania icon who was Australia's first PhD in viticulture, founder of Pipers Brook Vineyard (1973-2002), and more recent Pirie Estate and SOUTH labels (established in 2004). The winery's vineyards (White Hills, Relbia, West Tamar) are situated in the Tamar Valley in the north of Tasmania. Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir are grown. The Pirie lineup of wines includes Pirie Estate, Pirie Reserve and Pirie Sparkling.
Pirie Estate wines are imported to the United States by American Estates Wines, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
2005 Pirie Estate Tasmania Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., 800 cases, $35, screw cap. Imported by American Estates Wines Inc., Philadelphia, PA. · The nose is quite alluring drawing you in to a pleasing perfume of cherries, berries, new oak and a touch of celery stalk. Very tasty earth-kissed dark fruits with gentle tannins and perfectly matched tannins and acidity. Very well crafted and a real surprise. This is a unique wine to stock up on for summertime. (www.hitimewine.net) Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »