A charming wine showing spirited fruit intensity, luscious flavours and a hint of spice rounded up with fine tannins. A taste sensation.
Vintage 2017 fruit has been sourced from vineyards located in the Bendigo and Pisa sub-regions of Central Otago. Each location has been carefully selected to ensure a combination of high degree growing days, cool nights and gentle north sloping land. Soils consist of Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland. All vineyards are registered under the sustainable winegrowing management standards.
Although our Central Otago summer was cooler and windier than usual the fruit proudly ripened as normal. The season resulted in smaller bunch and lower berry weight which resulted in the Pinot Noir being concentrated with very good structure and weight.
Hand-picked in ripe condition between 31st March and 19th April. 6 tonne fermenters were used to cold soak the fruit for 3 - 5 days before indigenous fermentation took place peaking at 30°C. This was then pressed off to barrels 10% new, 20% one to two years old and 70% three years old. Aged in barrels until bottling on 12th February 2018.
PH 3.67, TA 5.1, Alc 14.0%