Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2017

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 2017 growing season with lower average temperatures during the months of January and February continued into March to produce some of the best ripening conditions for the last decade for cool climate Pinot Noir. 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 12 months.  During the aging process the wine is racked a number of times and bottled without any fining or filtration.
Harvest Date:                  29th of March 2017 Bottling Date:                 15th of September 2018
Closure:                             Stelvin Drinking Window:       2018 -2035
Awards & Accolades:   
  • 95 points James Halliday Wine Companion 2021




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