Production: 99 cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
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 10 months.
Alcohol Content: 12.8%
TA: 5.6 g/L
Serving Temperature: 14 – 18°C
Ageing: Drink now through 2027
Appearance: Ruby red with a rose-coloured hue.
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. Once alcoholic fermentation is complete 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. o remain a bubbly delight.
A concentrated Pinot Noir with ripe raspberries, sweet cherries, red currents and spice. Secondary notes of leather, lavender, toast, spice and marzipan round out this intense and fruit forward wine.
Ripe red fruits and a tight focus of flavours; cherry, leather, pomegranate and cranberry on the forefront of the palate. A wine with great intense and a tight focused palate from start to finish. Layers of tannins and structure fill the mouth and a mid palate with flavours of toasty oak,