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2016EstatePinot

2016 Estate Pinot Noir

$31.00

WINERY DIRECT ONLY

Production: 18 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2016

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: 11.0%

PH: 3.57

TA: 5.6 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2022

Serving Temperature: 14 – 18 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

This Pinot Noir was harvested under ideal conditions 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. Our Pinot Noir has all the stems in its ferment, 50% of the fruit is crushed, 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 ageing. The wine is sulphured in barrel to preserve the character and fruit and continues to age with careful monitoring and tasting. When ageing is complete, our Pinot Noir is then taken out of barrel, when ready, and lightly filtered before bottling.

Appearance:

Garnet with caramel tones and a pink hue.

Aroma:

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

Palate:

A reflection of the aromas on the nose with blackberries and raspberries on the forefront of the palate and earthy, floral and herbal 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 and toastiness. 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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