The name comes from the French expression, 'entre chien et loup'. Translated this is 'between dog and wolf'. It is used to describe a specific time of day, just before night, when the light is so dim you can't distinguish a dog from a wolf. It expresses that limit between the familiar, the comfortable versus the unknown and the dangerous, between domestic and wild. It is an uncertain threshold between hope and fear. This wine is produced with all these elements in mind; it is a blend of two vastly different winemaking styles.
'The dog' component is essentially a little more conventional and directed. It features the fundamental components of the house style. It has a whole bunch backbone, 40% inclusion, lightly worked during fermentation, pressed well before dry, fermentation completed in barrel.
'The wolf' component is wild, untamed, uncontrolled, and a true expression of the vineyard without intervention. In a form of carbonic maceration, 100% whole clusters we fermented in sealed French oak puncheons, and left on skins for an extended period
These wines were matured side by side on full lees for 10 months in French Oak, 25% new, with some lees work late. This wine was racked from barrel to blend, prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. In 2016, whole bunch inclusion for this wine is 50%. - Winery Note
Two Tonne Tasmania began in early 2013 when kind yields allowed young winemaker Ricky Evans to nudge into the tightly held Tamar Valley. An opportunity arose, he grasped it and TTT began, yes, with a couple of tonne of Pinot Noir. A simple and literal name, a reference and reminder of what they are all about; Small Parcels | Big Love.
The TTT style is purposeful, with the aim to facilitate a situation where intervention is not necessary. They believe that with care and attention in the vineyard, and precise harvest decisions, they are most of the way to achieving the TTT style. The rest is nurturing.
- Distributor Note
|Product Type||Wine Red Pinot Noir|