Tasting Notes: Aromas of cherries, black forest fruits, clove and spicy cedar notes. The palate is varietal with red berries, dried herbs and rhubarb integrated with textured tannins, good acid and a long spicy finish.
Food Matches: This wine is best served as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of duck, veal and game dishes.
Winemaking Notes: Absolutely flawless weather conditions during the 2015 growing season with slightly higher average temperatures during the months of January and February continued into March to produce some of the best ripening conditions for the last decade.
After hand harvesting a combination of clones 114, 115 d4v2 and MV6 the grapes were mostly destemmed and chilled prior to conducting a cold soak for 5 days. After the cold soak the grapes were allowed to start fermenting naturally to gain complexity before inoculation with a Brunello strain Lavlin bm45. After fermentation was complete the must was directly basket pressed into French hogsheads where it was aged for 24 months. During the aging process the wine is racked a number of times and bottled without any fining or filtration.
Harvest Date: 23rd of March 2015 Bottling Date: 10th of July 2017
Closure: Stelvin Drinking Window: 2017 -2035
Awards & Accolades:
- 2015 Basket Pressed Pinot Noir received a Silver Medal at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016