2019 Pinot Noir Nouveau

2019
Pinot Noir Nouveau

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Tasting Profile

September 2019

The fruit was destemmed into a stainless-steel vat, with a focus on whole berry fermentation, along with a small number of whole bunches. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted 14 days. The maturation period was six months in an old large-format French oak foudre, where the wine underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The wine was bottled without fining, with minimal filtration and minimal SO2.

Bright red in colour, the nose offers fresh strawberries, bramble fruits, elderflower and an attractive red floral note. The palate has a juicy and soft mid-palate that is well supported by fine tannin and a tight acid line reminiscent of just-ripe berries. Good length and intensity with a savoury finish. Ready to be enjoyed now.

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Tasting Profile 2019
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Reviews

2019 reviews coming soon…

 

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The Vintage

Winter provided good average rainfall with approximately 200mm in total falling over June, July and August. Early September welcomed the beginning of budburst, leading to a cool Spring with very little rainfall. Cool weather continued throughout the peak growing months of October, November and December. Spring rainfall was slightly below average but sufficient to ensure the vineyards were in good condition leading into Summer. January was warm, with temperatures exceeding the long-term average, and dry, with almost no rainfall. Veraison commenced mid-January as typical. February was cool providing relief to the vineyards and consolidating veraison across all our varieties. Harvest commenced late February. Warmer weather returned at the beginning of March and conditions remained very dry and moderately warm throughout the harvest period. The viticultural and winemaking teams worked with great tenacity, it was a compact vintage finishing in late March. The white wines have an attractive balance of flavour and acidity and the red wines deliver intense flavour with excellent acidity and structure.
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The Vineyard

Our ‘pilot’ wines bring to bottle the experimentation and play of the winemaking team…

Experimentation is an essential element of our winemaking philosophy. It sees us developing and trialling various winemaking techniques, reassessing and expanding on traditional methods, highlighting specific parcels of fruit and exploring diverse wine styles. We are excited to share some of the results with our ‘pilot’ wines.

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