Place: Derwent Valley, TAS
Variety: Pinot Noir
Stalwart biodynamic winemaker Steve Lubiana is meticulous both in the vineyard and cellar. Unsurprisingly, this approach results in precise and expressive wines that showcase the best of south-eastern Tasmania.
Il Giardino translates to ‘the garden’ in Italian as this block was originally a market garden planted to brassicas when we first arrived in Tasmania in 1990. The heavy, silty black clay soil helps retain water in the block, resulting in vines that have more vigour and wines that have more structure with elegant, high-definition acidity and tannins. Superb.