Apogee - Single Vineyard Origin - Andrew Pirie Tasmania



March 22, 2022

2022 Vintage Outlook

Feb. 17, 2022

A HAT TRICK OF 95's

Sept. 24, 2021

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A Harvest of Reviews

 

2019 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé Tyson Stelzer  Wine Business Monthly Aug-Sep 2022 96 Points

2019 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé Angus Hughson Wine Pilot Aug-Sep 2022 95 Points

2017 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Brut Huon Hooke The Real Review 2 February 2022 95 Points

2021 Apogee Alto Pinot Gris Tyson Stelzer Wine Business Monthly Jan-Feb  2022 95 Points

2020 Apogee Alto Pinot Noir Huon Hooke The Real Review 2 February 2022 95 Points

2016 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Brut James Halliday Weekend Australian November 2020 97 Points

2018 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé  Mike Bennie Wine Business Monthly Jul-Aug 2021 95 Points

2016 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé  Tyson Stelzer Australian Sparkling Wine Report 

2020 96 Points

& his Best Australian Sparkling Rosé of 2020

2015 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Brut  Huon Hooke The Real Review 24 May 2019  95 points

2014 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé  Tyson Stelzer The Australian Sparkling Wine Report 2018 95 Points

2016 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé  Mike Bennie The Winefront  21 April 2019  93 Points

2014 Apogee Deluxe Vintage Brut  James Halliday Wine Companion August 2020  96 Points

 

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"Try to find sparkling wines from Australia's Tasmania Island. You'll be impressed, I promise. Maybe even astonished at the degree of refinement and sheer—dare I say it?—Champagne-like elegance of Tasmania sparkling wine." Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator, USA.

TASTING NOTES

September 2022

Apogee Deluxe Vintage Brut 2019

100% Single vineyard (Chardonnay 63 %, Pinot Noir 21%, Fromenteau 13%, Pinot Meunier 3%) 12.9% alc/vol.

Slightly above average temperature year with about normal rainfall and a dry finish during grape ripening has delivered excellent flavour style and intensity. Harvest date 26 March 2019. Tiraged 22 December 2019, 30 months on lees. “Pale green gold hue, the bouquet has white flower aromas, complex oyster shell, spiced strawberry brioche and impressive mid-palate fullness followed by a long finish.” The big news with this wine is that the Chardonnay component is the highest in our history at 63% which delivers finesse in warmer years.

                                                      Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé 2019

100% Single vineyard. Alc.13.2% (Pinot Noir 77% (Clones 777,115, 521) Chardonnay 17%, Pinot Meunier 6%). Harvest date 27 March 2019 indicates average summer temperatures, dry mid-summer and wetter autumn; rich and balanced palate; cherry liqueur, raspberry compote, and salty, minerally apple. A touch of coffee from the oak. Fuller body than average with rich mid-palate and a dry finish. Elegant and intense with a long finish. Tyson Stelzer Wine Business Monthly. “Rose petal, Turkish delight… Intricately assembled, it’s set to go down among the greats.”. 96 Points.

       

Apogee Alto Pinot Gris 2021

100% Single vineyard. Alc. 13.5 %.  100% Pinot Gris Clone D1V7.  A coolish season but an excellent late ripening boost from mild sunny days. Harvest on 1 April 2021. 15% oak, 30% malolactic fermentation. The palate is full, rich on mid-palate and mild tannins on the finish. Very typical APOGEE aromatics with complex pear, fragrant florals with “salty” rose, musk and chalky minerals but there is added floral and tropical fruit intensity in this year. Will age well and equally drinks deliciously now.

Regan Drew, December 2021, Winepilot. “I find this shifts the weight over to the Gris side of the fence, reaching a ripeness that some vignerons can’t achieve with a “red” grape in Tasmania.” 94 Points.

Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Monthly, January-February 2022. 95 points. “Best yet”.

 

Apogee Alto Pinot Noir 2020

Only our early maturing Dijon clones (Pinot Noir clones 777 and115) go into this wine. Cool season. Harvested 22 April 2020. Alc. 12.5%. 100% French oak. Early impressions are of mid- body, great aroma intensity and good length with aromatic red berries and French oak flavours. The mid-palate has soft, round texture, with sweet fruit on mid-palate and a long, dry finish. Drink 2022-2026. Huon Hooke, The Real Review. Wine of the Week. ” Vitality and charm in spadefuls.” February 2022. 95 Points.

 

 

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