2012 Vintners Selection Pinot Noir
Regular Price $20.00
Dried cherry, berry fruit, spice, earthy aromas. Silky mid-palate. Finishes with spicy oak.
IN FINAL YEAR ORGANIC CONVERSION
Deep dark crimson in colour. The nose promises ripe plum and berry fruit, intertwined with some toasty oak, spice and earthy aromas.
On tasting, there’s an initial burst of juicy berry fruit and plums, leading through to a silky mid-palate before finishing dry with flavours of spicy oak.
This vibrant Pinot Noir is full of flavour, balance and complexity.
"A gorgeously matured pinot, the attractively lifted bouquet shows dried cherry, smoked game, nutmeg, black olive and floral characters, leading to a silky-smooth palate that is elegantly weighted and flowing. The wine offers sweet berry flavours together with rich savoury undertones, finishing persistent and pleasingly dry. Drinking beautifully now. It will be a fabulous match to rich savoury dishes." 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2018
All the fruit for this wine was sourced from the estate vineyards in Brightwater: 81% from our Livingston Road Block and 19% from the original River Terrace block. These vineyards have several clones planted resulting in a broad range and complexity in the finished blend. Some of the vines are now 15 years old and low yielding at 4.5T/Ha.
The grapes were hand-picked (average harvest at 22.5ºBrix), chilled and destemmed with minimal crushing and given a cold soak for 7 days prior to inoculation. Hand plunged twice daily during ferment, once finished, there was a period of post fermentation maceration under protective gas cover, giving a total skin contact time of 17 days. It was then pressed, settled and racked to barrel – all French oak with 35% new and a maturation time of 15 months.
Prior to bottling in August 2013, the wine underwent a light egg white fining and filtration.
Residual sugar <1 g/l