New Certan Pinot Noir 2019
The passionate marriage of old world and new, introducing New Certan Pinot Noir.
Radiant crimson red with aromas or pure red fruits and exotic spice. An elegant yet intense palate of red berry fruits and seamlessly layered tannins, providing a sensual experience from start to finish.
A warm and dry vintage, with cold nights and bright sunny days; providing perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir. Great tannin ripeness coupled with fruit intensity mark the 2018 vintage. The New Certan Pinot Noir is careful selection of only the best parcels across our Mount Pleasant Vineyard in Launceston. Mount Pleasant grows an ethereal Pinot noir of elegant intensity.
Naturally chilled grapes were hand picked into 20kg bins in the cool of the morning and delivered straight to the winery where they could be placed in cool room to further chill the bunches. These bins were then gently destemmed, keeping the whole berries intact, into small open fermenters along with a 10% whole bunch inclusion. The must was left to cold soak for one week prior to fermentation. To enhance complexity wild yeast were left to initiate fermentation prior to inoculation with cultured yeast once a cap had developed. A combination of hand plunging and pump overs were employed over fermentation to carefully manage tannin extraction from grape skins and allow for aeration as desired. Ferments were gently pressed in a basket press to ensure minimal maceration of the skins and seeds. The wine was then racked off solids to a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques (25% New) where the wine went through malolactic fermentation and maturation in oak for 9 months prior to bottling.