This wine is a meticulous blend of our 115 and MV6 clones from our “Yaraandoo” vineyard. This wine is burgundy in colour and the aroma offers a gamey note with hints of spice and sweet red cherry. It has excellent complexity and great length with silky tannins.
|Notes From The Winemaker:||A drier than normal winter in 2018 meant budburst happened a week earlier than usual. It was an extremely dry growing season which resulted in a lower yield. The smaller bunches had increased flavour concentration, which is seen in the wines of this vintage. Added to this was the dry summer across the eastern coastline of NSW, leaving the cool nights to help with a slow ripening period. The fruit was put through a 7 day ferment in open fermenters with 8% whole bunch clusters. Hand plunging took place 3 times a day. Then a 5 day post ferment maceration before being pressed in our Europress, then settled overnight. The wine is then racked to French oak barriques and hogsheads from Bertranges and Troncais, 33% of which was new. It has enjoyed 10 months maturation and was blended and bottled in late February 2020|
|Fruit Source:||100% Pinot Noir from our Southern Highlands “Yaraandoo” vineyard|
|Peak Drinking:||2021 - 2031|
|Wine Analysis:||Alcohol = 13.1%, pH = 3.65, TA = 6.1g/L|