Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Red berry and spicy complexity fills the nose. The delicate cherry and plum fruit is well integrated with aromatic spices and toasted French oak. Plum flavours carry to the palate where the fruit gives way to complexity and texture. Positive tannin structure ensures a degree of longevity. A fine acid backbone provides length of flavour and persistence.
Our Pinot Noir is from the vineyard’s northern blocks. The fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted on 14 March 2019. A blend of MV6, 114, 115 and 777 clones. Warm fermented for 10 days on skins with 60% whole berry inclusion. Hand plunged during the week-long fermentation. Pressed to French oak puncheons and barriques (20% new) to complete malolactic fermentation and a further 9 months maturation. Bottled on 2 February 2020 with minimal filtration.
Varietal composition: Vine clones MV6, 114, 115 and 777
Ideal serving temperature: 16-18 degrees Celsius
Cellaring potential: Drink now or cellar for 3 – 6 years
Food match: Mushroom risotto