Production: 44 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation: Lowrey Vineyard
Region: St. David’s Bench
Vine Age: 7-9 years
Soil: Mostly Clay and loam with limestone and some gravel.
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: 100% French Oak, 50% New Oak aged for 16 months
Alcohol content: 12.5%
TA: 6.0 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2028
Serving Temperature: 14 – 18 degrees Celsius
This Pinot Noir was harvested under ideal conditions and 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 is then destemmed and about 50% of the fruit is crushed, while the other 50% remains whole berry during a 5 day cold soak and during alcoholic fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation started spontaneously with wild yeast that are naturally occurring on the grapes. Once alcoholic fermentation completed and the tannin structure is right, we gently press the juice off of the skins 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 and continues to age with careful monitoring. Through tasting and blending trials, the Pinot Noir is then taken out of barrels, when ready, and blended into tank. A light filtration is carried out before bottling.
Ruby red with a rose coloured hue.
A concentrated Pinot Noir with dark raspberries, Morello cherries, red currents and lightly spiced. Secondary notes of leather, lavender, cedar, and a dusting of cinnamon round out this intense and fruit forward wine.
A wine with great intense and a tight focused palate from start to finish. Ripe red fruits of cherry is stencilled with pomegranate and cranberry on the forefront of the palate. Layers of firm tannins and structure fill the mouth and a mid-palate with flavours of toasty oak, baking spice and coffee. A medium-full bodied and fruit forward Pinot Noir with grip that carries secondary characters of dried herbs, graphite and toasted cedar on the medium-long finish.