healing Providence 2010 Miguet Pinot Noir” width=”150″ height=”150″ />Pinot Noir is certainly one of the best Tasmanian wines this island produces and certainly the most prolific. The 2010 Providence Tasmanian Pinot Noir is deserving of the “Miguet” label, reserved for wines that are top class. Because we produce such small quantities, each vintage is quite unique. This wine is being shown at cellar door alongside the 2009 vintage and clients are having trouble choosing between them. Even though their characters are quite different, the 2010 has a softer palate and a delightful fruit nose complete with violets. Again,the wine is still very young and will develop well as the acid base is sufficient to allow that. A beautiful accompaniment to lamb, quail, veal and pasta. I enjoyed it with tagliatelle pasta in a creamy sauce with spring onions, dill and hot smoked Tasmanian trout. Wow!
Born Bushey Herts UK in 1945. Migrated to Australia 1949. Schooled in Launceston Tas. Served in the RAAF 1963-1986 initially as an instrument mechanic, graduating from 64 pilots course in 1968. Service in Vietnam 1971. Graduate: Navy Staff College in 1984. Retired as Wing Commander 1986. Graduate: Charles Sturt University 1987 with BAppSc (Wine Science). A decade of wine politics 1987 - 2007 including state president (Tas) and national vice-president of the Winemakers Federation of Australia. State services member: Veterans Review Board 1991 - 2015 and chairman of Life Education Tasmania Inc 2007 - 2013. Passionate about wine; keen trekker in PNG; military history.