Mania allows Jim Chatto to broaden his Tasmanian winemaking outside the Huon Valley, leveraging friendships built over the years to source parcels of fruit from small growers across the state. The Mania Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as a slightly more approachable expression of the Chatto style.
The 2020 is a characteristic Tasmanian Pinot Noir with vital red and dark cherry fruit flavour laced with hints of cool-climate spice and nuanced minerality. The palate shows great intensity of flavour, medium bodied yet mouth-filling with fine Tasmanian acidity filling out the finish. Superb with roast pork or mature hard cheeses. Drink at its peak over the next 4 years.
"I’m not sure how the Chatto proper 2020 releases are, this is from the Tamar Valley.Dark cherry, spice, an ozone-like and steely character, much like a toy engine that’s been run hard. Medium-bodied, dark raspberry and cherry, cool steely acidity, green herbs and smoke, light tannin, and a juicy bramble finish of good length. Tidy."
91Pts, Gary Walsh, Winefront