Les Fruits 'Collines' Pinot Noir 2019

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A blend of 2 mature vineyards in Aldgate and Carey Gully. Fermented mainly with the classic Burgundy layers – roughly 1/3rd on the bottom foot crushed, 1/3rd whole bunches then 1/3rd destemmed to seal it all in and let it go. Foulé-ing only, no pumping feet only. Pressed to old oak mainly 300l where it stayed until racking before harvest and resting in tank prior to bottling untouched except for a little Sulphur. Deep red with a bit of crimson. The components to this have come together nicely. It was always going to be a fairly big boy but its turned out juicy and vibrant with bang for buck. Ripe darker berry fruits like black raspberry and boysenberry, plum, and dark cherry and a hint of dark chocolate – cherry ripe anyone? Lots of natural fruit spice and a complexing whole bunch herbal note which brings freshness. The palate is fairly seamless and unashamed with its broad rich fruits. Silky but with some fine chalky tannins too. Dark but not clumsy and with a pure purple floral burst of freshness along the way. Great drinking all the way to the bottom. Tim Stock, Winemaker