2019 Wild Ferment Pinot Noir
Wonderful aromatics of strawberries and violet perfume are complemented by hints of savoury spice, juicy cherries and cinnamon. Fine tannins and balanced acidity create a silky, smooth finish.
Tasting notes Wonderful aromatics of strawberries and violet perfume are complemented by hints of savoury spice, juicy cherries and cinnamon. Fine tannins and balanced acidity create a silky, smooth finish. Viticultural notes The fruit for this Wild Ferment Pinot Noir was grown in the Ballandean district of the Granite Belt. The Granite Belt is situated on the Great Dividing Range 850m above sea level and 95 km inland from the coast. The winters are cold and frosty and summers warm producing a continental climate. Most of the region’s rainfall comes in Spring feeding the growing buds and shoots. The soil is largely composed of granite, somewhat on the acidic side and is very free draining. Winemaking notes The fruit for our Wild Ferment Pinot Noir was hand picked and the bunches de-stemmed and whole berries fermented very traditionally in open fermenters with minimal intervention using indigenous yeast. The juice was then matured in new and seasoned French oak barriques for a period of 10 months. Intentional malo-lactic fermentation took place in barrel. Wine Analysis COLOUR Crimson NOSE Strawberries and violet perfume PALATE Mouth-filling with a gentle tannin grip ALC/VOL 13.2% CELLAR 5 years – this wine will develop gamey characteristics FOOD MATCH Smokey glazed ham