COLOUR Bright cherry red.
NOSE Intense red cherry and raspberry fruit.
Perfumed and ethereal.
PALATE A classic Pinot style, lovely cherry and red fruit overlayed with
savoury spices. A silky concentration provides richness and length. Beautiful natural balance.
CELLAR Now – 2022.
WINEMAKING NOTE A wet Winter delayed budburst creating a typical cool climate growing season. Vine balance and an even ripening period delivered grapes with
exceptional flavour, structure and fineness.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION METHOD Roto and open top fermenters
FERMENTATION TIME 16 days
BARREL ORIGIN French
AGE OF BARREL 3-8 years
TIME IN BARREL 10 months
SKIN CONTACT TIME 16 Days
YEAST TYPE wet cultured BGY
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0.34g/L
DATE OF HARVEST Late February to mid March
VINE AGE Average 25 years
YIELD 3.5 tonnes/acre
METHOD Machine and handpicked
CLONE D clone, MV6
SOIL TYPE Alluvial loam and mudstone clays
CULTIVATION PRACTICES Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
– 91/100 Points by Toni Paterson at The Real Review: A delicious, complete wine with dark cherry fruit, good palate tension, lively acidity and succulence.
– Review by Christina Pickard (April 2020): There’s a lovely freshness and purity of fruit here, along with plenty of bang for your buck.