Winemaker Andrew Pirie is rightly considered a founding father of the Tasmanian wine industry & has contributed greatly to its reputation as a premium region. He founded Piper's Book, Ninth Island, Pirie & more recently established Apogee.
Winemaker Andrew Pirie is rightly considered a founding father of the Tasmanian wine industry and has contributed greatly to its reputation as a premium region. He founded Piper's Book, Ninth Island, Pirie and more recently established Apogee as a non-comprises approach to the production of super high quality wines from Northern Tasmania.
"The goal is to produce very high quality wines from a small, hand tended area which is operated on a commercial and sustainable basis. I hope and believe that the combination of the highly researched site with the latest knowledge of terroir theory is leading to wines which are very expressive of the terroir." Andrew Pirie
"Apogee will not grow in scale under my watch. This limits production to between 10,000 and 20,000 bottles per year." Andrew Pirie
"My objective is to highlight the pure aromatic qualities of the pinot noir grown at Apogee — aromatic red cherry liqueur and raspberry: without excessive oak intrusion. The key structural component of the palate is natural, cool-climate acidity supported with soft grape tannins. Traditional Burgundian methods are employed including cold-soak, wild yeast and aging in French oak barriques." Andrew Pirie