Calcaire Pinot Noir

Calcaire Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir
Derwent Valley, TAS

The impeccable line and evolution in the glass makes this a wine of pedigree.

$79 each

Wine Details

Region
Derwent Valley
Vintage
2016
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Pinot Noir
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.8%
PH
3.73
Standard Drinks
8.2
Acidity
6
Sugar
0
Closure
Screw Cap
Bottling Date
February 2017
Harvest Date
March 2016
Background
This wine is our attempt at conveying to you the impact of our high subsoil calcium levels. We believe that the physiological ripeness of the grapes develops more harmoniously and earlier in the ripening cycle. Of particular note in this wine is the flavour and structure of the acid.
Vineyard Notes
Grown on a north -facing bank of the Derwent River this is a 28-year-old cool-climate vineyard. The soils are permeable loams over Permian Lime originating from a 250-280M year old seabed. The vines are meticulously hand tended and yields are reduced by 50% to one bunch per shoot.
Winemaking
The hand-picked fruit was hand sorted in the winery. 40% was whole bunches straight into a fermenter and crushed by foot, the remaining 60% was destemmed to a fermenter. 100% wild yeast, hand plunged and extended post ferment maceration before being transferred to 100% new oak for maturation. Malolactic occurred naturally in the spring. A small sulphur addition, filtration then bottling.
Tasting Notes
Spend time and enjoy each glass as it opens. Some key features to look for are the lack of new oak impact, the lack of green stalk flavour and feel, an impeccable line and that evolution in the glass that really marks a wine of pedigree.
Style
Structured, intense flavour.
Colour
Rich dark plum, cherry
Bouquet
Powerful and spicy, cocoa and cloves.
Palate
Brambly, dark berry fruits, spice.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
15 years
Food Matches
Duck, Game, Red meat, Rich risottos, pasta.

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