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NEW RELEASE! ...... 2011 PREMIUM PINOT NOIR is now available on this website. Reduced price for Club Members. Description of the wine: Grippy, minerallic, enticing, spiced nose with integrated new oak and hints of power within. Floral notes: roses; gentle, tangy plums dominate. The first impact on the palate is “complexity”: hard to identify specific fruits and herbs … they merge into a layered concoction which reveals different components with each sip. Strawberries and plums are vibrant but tightly packed within the subtle but firm acidity and the characteristic, astringent “dryness” of this vintage ...........
Bass Phillip Wines was established 1979 in the south-eastern corner of Australia, specialising in high quality pinot noir and chardonnay wines. Named after George Bass and Arthur Phillip, great explorers of the region: ... as in Port Phillip Bay (Melbourne), Phillip Island, Bass Strait, the Bass River & the Bass Highway (close to Bass Phillip).
Organic practices since 1993 and biodynamic since 2002. The wine process at Bass Phillip is driven by a passion for quality experiences, and attention to detail in the growth and production of great wines.
Bass Phillip .. Australia's best Pinot Noirs
Recognised for more than fifteen years as Australia’s best, Bass Phillip pinot noirs have complex, length of flavour, delicacy with power, and cellaring potential for more than ten years. Made in a simple and traditional manner, with low-cropped vineyards, no irrigation and minimal intervention in the winery, the wines of Bass Phillip display flavours which are characteristic of the region and their individual vineyards.
Established in 1979 by Phillip Jones, the Bass Phillip Estate vineyard at Leongatha South became the first commercial vineyard in the region of South Gippsland, 150 km south-east of Melbourne. The region is famous for its fertility, moderately high rainfall, and high quality dairy farming.
Deep, mineral-rich soils and high humidity, plus cooler temperatures, are the important factors which deliver complex and intense flavour, firm natural acidity, and minerality in pinot noir and chardonnay wines. Ever since the first vintage of 1984, these qualities have been apparent.
Bass Phillip wines are distinctly different: nice to drink young, but improve well after several years in the cellar. The most recent vintages of Bass Phillip pinot noir are the best we have produced. We put this down to older vines, more experience in winemaking, and continued sustainable practices in both the vineyards and winery.
** GOOD NEWS:
Recently, 2010 Bass Phillip Reserve was awarded "WINE OF THE YEAR" with 99/100, the highest score ever given to an Australian table wine by James Halliday! The 2010 PREMIUM was given 98 points!!
See the Wine Reviews section of this site.
A comment by the winemaker:
“Wine Lovers Guide to Australia”, SBS Television:
“One of the most important features of pinot noir for me is texture, the mouth feel which is not just the grittiness of tannins, albeit they are very soft, but there’s a viscous chewiness about some great pinot noirs. ...... & a length of flavour, which is not just the palate extension as a result of fruit tannins or oak flavours.
..... the explosion of flavour in the back of your mouth which becomes more apparent in great pinot noirs when they have some age.”
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