2020 Pinot Noir Nouveau

2020
Pinot Noir Nouveau

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Tasting Profile

September 2020

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.

An attractive and inviting nose of strawberry and red florals complemented by lifted spice and citrus aromas. The palate is bright and softly textured with red berry flavours and fine earthy tannin. A delicate and light wine this year, reflecting the vintage. Moreish and ready to drink now.

12.5%

 

Tasting Profile 2020
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2020 reviews coming soon…

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The Vintage

A cold wet Winter, with approximately 195 mm of rain falling over June, July, and August, set up the vineyards well. A mild and early Spring followed. Conditions cooled somewhat in the lead up to flowering in early-mid November and continued throughout flowering, delaying fruit set. A milder than usual Summer slowed the phenology of the vines. Veraison in many of our parcels was in early February, approximately two to three weeks behind the five-year average. The region received several large rainfalls during late Summer, 200 mm in total, more than double that of the same period the previous year. These rainfalls were managed effectively, and the vineyard remained disease-free. Harvest commenced 11 March compared to 25 February the previous year. Weather during harvest was ideal, with cool overnight temperatures leading to very mild daytime temperatures. Our viticultural team worked steadily through the calm yet constant harvest. Yields were significantly lower than average due to the extended cool flowering period. Despite low yields, the quality of the fruit was excellent. The resulting wines are energetic, pure, and are characterised by beautiful natural acidity.
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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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