Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2022

Aromas of cherries, black forest fruits, clove and spicy cedar notes.  The palate is varietal with red berries, strawberries, 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:           Mild and dry conditions in September encouraged an even budburst across the region. However, cool to cold temperatures though October (lowest average maximum for October for this millennium) and November delayed flowering and fruit set. Cool conditions affected pollen tube development in early flowering varieties resulting in poor set (hen and chicken) particularly in Pinot Noir.  Temperatures in the summer months were just below average and there were only 5 days over 35°C and none above 40°C for both Summer and Autumn.  Conditions during vintage were mild and dry and cool nights enhanced flavour development. The unseasonably cool Spring conditions resulted in harvest being later than usual and the last of the red grape harvest lingered into May. Growers and Winemakers alike were pleased that the La Niña forecast did not come to fruition. The clean and full-flavoured harvest should enhance the Adelaide Hills Wine Region cool climate reputation for premium Pinot Noir.
After hand harvesting a combination of clones 114, 115, d4v2, MV6 and 777 the grapes were 90% 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 and fermented in 2 tonne open fermenters with hand plunging 3 times daily.  After fermentation was complete the must was directly basket pressed into French hogsheads where it was aged for 12 months.  During the aging process the wine is racked a number of times and bottled without any fining or filtration.
Grape Source: New Era Vineyards (Pfeiffer Rd Woodside)
  • Harvest Date:                4th of April 2022                  Bottling Date:            1st of August 2023
  • Closure:                            Stelvin                                           Drinking Window:     2023 - 2043
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 Per Bottle: $39.99

 
Per Bottle: $39.99
Six Pack: $179.99
Dozen: $329.99

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