The 2021 Tasmanian vintage
East Coast Tasmania experienced lower-than-average yields, and was hit by 100mm of rain mid-harvest, yet still put forward some of the finest chardonnay grown in years.
Southern Tasmania enjoyed a classic growing season of moderate temperatures and intermittent rainfall. Harvest dates were in line with long-term averages (late by recent standards), yielding high-quality sparkling base, pinot noir and chardonnay of great natural acidity and concentration.
Northern Tasmania saw cooler-than-average temperatures and plenty of rain right up until just a few weeks before harvest. Calm, sunny weather ensued, topping off a harvest of pristine flavours and high natural acidity in spectacular chardonnay, and amazing concentration and structure in pinot noir. One of the great seasons in Tasmania in the making.
To discover more regional insights from the 2021 Australian vintage – click here.