2017 Estate Pinot Noir

$31.00

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Production: 96 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2017

Variety or Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard Designation: Adamo Estate Vineyard

Region: Hockley Valley

Vine Age: 4-5 years

Soil: Mostly sand and loam with limestone and some gravel

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: 100% French Oak, 50% New Oak

Alcohol Content: 12.0%

PH: 3.53

TA: 5.77 g/L

RS: 3.0 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2022

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

This Pinot Noir was harvested under ideal conditions and when the fruit was hanging clean and ripe on the vines. We hand-harvested into small picking crates to keep the fruit intact and prevent any unwanted crushing of the berries. This Pinot Noir has 50% crushed fruit, while the other 50% remains whole berry
during a 5 day cold soak and during alcoholic fermentation. Once alcoholic fermentation is complete and the tannin structure is right, we gently press the juice off of the skins and stems and pump it to a settling tank. After settling, the wine is put into specially selected barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine is sulphured in barrel to preserve the character and fruit continuing to age with careful monitoring and tasting. When aging is complete, our Pinot Noir is then taken out of barrel and lightly filtered before bottling.

Appearance:

Garnet with caramel tones and a brick hue.

Aroma:

A very aromatic Pinot Noir with cherries, black raspberries, earthy notes and forest floor. Secondary notes of blackberries, leather, rosemary and sage round out this unique wine.

Palate:

A reflection of the aromas on the nose with cherries, blackberries and raspberries on the forefront of the palate and earthy, floral and herbal notes underlying. An elegant wine with a tight focus from start to finish. Layers of soft and integrated tannins fill the mid palate with flavours of figs, leather, toastiness and hints of tomato jam. A light-medium bodied Pinot Noir that carries secondary characters of violets, sour cherries, cocoa and sage on the medium-long
finish.

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