2016 Goldfields Pinot Noir
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Aromas: It is fragrant, perfumed and charming. This wine is instantly inviting while still guarding secrets to unveil. The nose is powerful and beguiling with notes of sweet cherries, violets and wild thyme.
Palate: The palate is full and fresh with silky fine tannins and prominent acidity. It is unassuming yet complex. This is a perfect wine for everyday enjoyment as well as special occasions.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Region of Origin: Bendigo, Central Otago
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Alcohol Percentage: 14.3%
Vinification: The grapes were hand-harvested mid to late April. They were crushed and destemmed into 4-Tonne stainless fermenters. They were ‘cold soaked’ for about a week, then inoculated and allowed to ferment reaching a peak temperature of 31 degrees C. After cooling, the wine was racked into French oak barrels and left until the following March undergoing a malolactic fermentation during winter. The wine was finally cold stabilised and gently fined, but not filtered, ready for bottling.
Winemaker: Jen Parr
Sub-region of Origin: Bannockburn