Giant Steps Fatal Shore Pinot Noir 2021


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The Wine

Appellation: Coal River Valley, Tasmania
Vineyards: Nocton Vineyard
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: MV6, D5V12
Harvested: March 2021
Bottled: 20th January, 2022
Alc/Vol (%): 13.5
TA (g/L): 5.57
pH: 3.68
Cellaring: Two - ten years

A very cool start to the season was punctuated by a few solid rain events in December that led to healthy dark green canopies.
The final stage of the growing season was cooler than average which led to delayed ripening, and softer colours.
Acidity across both the clones in the top Pinot blocks was naturally high. Fruit was hand sorted in both vineyard and winery.
The 2021 vintage in southern Tasmania has produced highly perfumed and textured Pinot Noir.

Hand picked, straight into a refrigerated container parked on the vineyard. The fruit is then immediately driven to Devonport and sailed across Bass Strait so we receive it into the winery the following morning.
Fruit was destemmed and cold soaked for three – four days in open oak vats and open stainless steel fermenters.
The MV6 (from the top of the hill) was fermented as whole bunches in an oak fermenter.
Both parcels were matured in French oak – 25% new, 75% older – for eight months in 225L barriques D&J, Vicard and Taransaud.
Racked to blend, no fining, no filtration.
Bottled by gravity.