Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

2017 Pinot Noir
Derwent Valley, TAS

Defined and intense fruits, texture and weight throughout, tannins present yet fine and integrated.

$50 each

Wine Details

Region

Derwent Valley

Vintage

2017

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Pinot Noir

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

13.8%

PH

3.41

Standard Drinks

8.2

Acidity

6.45g/l

Sugar

0

Closure

Screw Cap

Bottling Date

February 2018

Harvest Date

March 2017

Background

Defined and intense fruits, texture and weight throughout, tannins are very present yet fine and integrated, which carry the flavour right to the back of the palate.

Vineyard Notes

Grown on a north-facing-bank of the Derwent River, pinot noir from this 28-year-old cool-climate-vineyard is regarded among the most consistent and reliable in Tasmania. Six different clones are all grown on VSP trellising. The soils are permeable loams over limestone, each block with different depths of topsoil.

Winemaking

Picked at flavour ripeness in small parcels, the grapes were in perfect condition on arrival at the winery where 85% of the fruit was gently de-stemmed and 15% as whole bunch. Eventually 20 open fermenters were used. 15% of the must was inoculated with a selected yeast strain, the balance was allowed to ferment naturally. Most batches spent 28 days on skins, all fermenters were hand plunged four times daily. Gently pressed into 100% French oak, 25% new, no sulphur in barrel, malolactic fermentation naturally occurred in spring. A small amount of Sulphur was added prior to bottling, this vintage was filtered.

Tasting Notes

Defined and intense fruits, texture and weight throughout, tannins are very present yet fine and integrated, which carry the flavour right to the back of the palate.

Colour

Ripe rich plum and cherry

Bouquet

Black & red cherry, mulberry, spice & earthy

Palate

Intense bright fruits, spice & briar

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

15 years

Food Matches

Duck! Also Chicken, risotto, game meats.

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