Region: Central Otago
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: Dark Fruited, Fine Boned, Spicy
Vinified using open fermenters, hand plunging, natural yeasts and 11 months in 15% new French oak. Racked, blended and settled in tank for a further 6 months. Fermentation was carried out using de-stemmed fruit including the addition of 25% whole bunches..
The 2021 Pinot Noir has a dense yet lush texture, plenty of fruit power, is concentrated yet finely balanced, all with good acidity, fine tannins and superb long finish. Perfumed with lovely aromatics, there is a range of complexed darker berry fruit notes, some spice, savoury tones and dried herbs.