Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

2017 Pinot Noir
Derwent Valley, TAS

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

$40 each

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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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