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2016 Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir
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Elegant and expressive. Intense Raspberry, blackberry and dark cherry with alluring spice and perfumed woody aromatics. Abundant dark cherry, red berries and red current with enticing spice. Elegant finely structured tannins lend mid palate weight and accompany layers of fruit and earthy complexity with lasting concentration.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Intense Raspberry, blackberry and dark cherry with alluring spice and perfumed woody aromatics Palate: Abundant dark cherry, red berries and red current with enticing spice. Fine supple tannins, complex forest floor character with lasting cherry spice.
Vineyard Notes
Produced from grapes grown at Pipers Brook and at Strathlynn on the west bank of the Tamar River, 70km away. Northeast sites, close to Bass Strait, are subject to strong maritime influences. Hillside slopes in the Tamar Valley offer vines some protection from prevailing westerly winds, promoting warm, settled and relatively dry growing conditions. Sites around Pipers Brook feature Ferrosol (volcanic) soils, while those in the Tamar Valley are Vertosol (black cracking clay) soils. Both soil types have excellent water-holding capacity, offering a steady supply of moisture and nourishment to the vines throughout the growing season. Pioneering clonal selection and mass selection sites of vines ageing up to 40 years consistently provides concentration and depth of character. Vines are grown on Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) trellises, which help to expose bunches to the sun, thus achieving full ripeness with well-balanced flavours and fine, ripe tannins. All fruit is picked and sorted by hand.
Winemaker Notes
Whole bunches were carefully de-stemmed, with berries remaining intact. Fermentation via a combination of wild and inoculated yeast took place in small open vats. This was followed by maceration on skins to contribute additional textural richness and regional flavours. The resulting wine was gently pressed in a state of the art basket press and aged on lees in French oak barrels in our cool underground cellars for 9 months. Bottled under screw cap to preserve intensely perfumed aromatics and soft expressive fruit.
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