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It's a sophisticated Pinot Noir this one, made in an absolutely advanced style - we're talking about close planted estate vineyards, small batch winemaking keeping different clones separate, part wild yeast fermentation and very careful oak treatment. It all adds up to what is a very serious wine indeed.
But forget that for a second and let's just realise one thing, this is just a fantastic Pinot - built quite firm and full bodied, obviously with an eye on long term ageing, and unquestionably full of flavour and style. Heroic wine really, and still simply bloody good.
The deep warm colour is inviting with perfumed ripe Pinot aromatics, stylish and emotional. The vibrant palate has good body with spicy minerality that holds defined tannins of Bendigo intensity.
Vineyard: This wine is from our Organic, Biodynamic Certified Estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 after careful site selection. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland with an elevation of 217 – 264 metres, on 44.55° south.
Vintage: A cooler than normal spring was replaced with a dry November and extremely warm December just in time to provide the perfect window for the critical flowering period. Dry warm conditions continued through into February reducing the soil moisture significantly however in late summer, we experienced above-average rainfall and a cold snap. After unexpected snowfalls in mid-April, harvesting was fast tracked. Overall fruit quality was excellent with slightly lower acid and sugar levels than normal.
Winemaking: All grapes were hand-picked from the 26th March to 9th April. Each clone was small batch vinified with a small percentage of whole cluster per ferment. Cold soaked for up to 7 days before indigenous yeast fermentation kicks in. Gentle plunging each day, followed by post maceration of up to 12 days to ensure optimum fruit & tannin balance. Drained straight to French oak barriques (28% new) where the wine ages for 12 months during which wild malolactic fermentation occurs.
The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.
Ageing Potential: 6 – 9 years
Wine Advocate (2015 Vintage) says
Medium ruby-purple in colour, the 2015 Pinot Noir exudes gorgeous violets, red roses and black cherry notes with underlying Provence herbs, dusty earth and cinnamon stick hints. Medium-bodied, the palate has a firm backbone of ripe, velvety tannins with lively acid supporting the concentrated, multi-layered flavours, finishing long. Spectacular Pinot Noir!
2016 - 2024
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