Pinot Noir 2015
Central Otago, New Zealand
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appearance: It has a beautiful pale garnet hue that suggests elegance from the first encounter.
Aroma: It has a beguiling nose of delicious wild strawberry and baking spice with a hint of cedar and so much intrigue.
Palate: The palate is much more powerful than the lovely nose suggests with silky tannins and ripe red fruit with acidity that gives the wine a long and fresh finish. This wine has a presence that tells of a place and a season. Understated at first, it continues to open up and seduce as each layer unfolds. A wine with significant presence that should continue to deliver enjoyment and intrigue for many years to come.
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Vinification: The grapes were hand-harvested mid to late April then crushed and destemmed into a 4-Tonne stainless fermenter. They were ‘cold soaked’ for about a week, 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 whilst undergoing a malolactic fermentation during winter. The wine was cold stabilised for bottling, gently fined but not filtered.
Winemaker: Jenn Parr
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