18 Pinot Noir
This elegant fruit forward pinot has ripe plum and cherry characteristics dominating the nose with hints of wild raspberry coming through underneath.
A lovely light earthiness ties these aromas all together and continues onto the palate along with a subtle black pepper spice and wood shavings.
This is a mid-weight pinot with well integrated tannins carrying through to an extended finish. Drink now and up to 5 years+.
Harvest Date: March-April 2018
Total Acidity: 5.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0.44 g/l
Bottling Date: March 2019
Grapes for this wine were grown mainly in the Southern Valleys sub region of Marlborough. This area is famed for producing rich and structured wines.
The fruit was handpicked. 30% whole clusters were used in the ferment. The cap was worked with gentle pump overs during cold soak and the early stages of fermentation. The cap was worked harder towards the end of ferment and the wine pressed off at its completion.
The wine was aged in French oak for 10 months, 25% of which were new. The wine was given a coarse filtration prior to bottling.
Naturally occurring sediment may be present.
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