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2016 Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir
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This beautiful Pinot Noir of the MV6 clone planted on our estate vineyard in 2001 gives us anywhere from 4 to 10 tonne off the single 1.8 hectare vineyard depending on the growing season. Hands off winemaking results in this delicate yet powerful wine that gives out rhubarb, cola, fennel bulb, cloves, red forest fruits and honey. On the palate cherries, mushrooms, prosciutto, and pert forest floor tannins align with a medium body and is beautiful balanced by natural acid retention.

Tasting Notes
Vibrant red with a bright magenta hue. A beautifully perfumed nose with red forest fruit, cola, fennel bulb and honey. A palate full of spice, mushroom and cherries with an earthy forest floor finish. A tribute to Mount Benson cool climate fruit. Will continue to cellar well for up to 10 years or enjoy now young and fresh.
Vineyard Notes
Situated in the heart of the cool climate Mount Benson region, the Norfolk Rise Vineyard is planted on 130 hectares of undulating coastal hills. Within 5 kilometres of the ocean at 37 degrees south of the equator, our Pinot Noir, clone MV6, is planted on near perfect “Terra Rossa” soils, providing an ideal level of nutrient and water retention for this fickle variety.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were harvested from our estate vineyard in March and were crushed and held cold for 5 days to help increase the perfume of the wine. After slow warming the grapes were inoculated and the ferment was kept cold in order to preserve the delicate flavours being extracted from the fruit, and pump overs were kept to a minimum. Instead, we plunged the ferment by hand to gently extract the colour, flavour and tannins from the skin and seeds. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks and the resulting ferment was gently pressed to oak to round out the tannin structure and concentrate flavours before bottling.
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