A very exciting vintage for the team at Tolpuddle, the wines are teeming with quality. Preserved lemon and touches of quince. Breadth and power that suggests a long and loving life. Never rich, tamed with acid. The grapes were all hand picked, whole bunch pressed, and fermented in French oak. The wine spent nine months in barrel with gentle stirring as required, then rested in tank on lees.The winds of progress are blowing over the Tasmanian wine industry. The region is more and more in the public eye as climate change wreaks havoc across warmer regions, so the 2011 Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw's purchase of the Tolpuddle vineyard in Coal River Valley, was an exercise in excellent foresight. 20 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir nestled by a forest, made into wines that reflect the diversity of the site. Only in small amounts. If you are making your way through Australia's best examples of Chardonnay and Pinot, you cannot miss trying these.