Production: 189 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation: Wismer-Parke Vineyard
Region: Twenty Mile Bench
Vine Age: 10-20 years
Soil: Mostly clay and loam with limestone
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: 100% French Oak, 38% New Oak.
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
TA: 5.30 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2026
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 de-stemmed 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.
Ruby red with a pink hue.
A mixture of black and red fruits jump out of the glass along with blackberries, ripe cherry and floral notes. Secondary aromas of leather, toast, forest floor and barnyard are also shown. More subtle notes of roasted red pepper and spice complete the profile.
A combination of red and black fruits fill the palate as it enters, followed by leather and dried fruit flavours. A medium bodied red with structure and integrated layers of velvety tannins. A round mid palate with floral notes, forest floor, toast and spice. A complex wine that changes each time you return to your glass, carrying a medium length finish.