2017 Single Site Pinot Noir

$60

COLOUR

Deep Crimson with a purple hue.

NOSE

Elegant perfumed bouquet of bramble fruits and savoury spice.

PALATE

The palate displays considerable fruit concentration of plum and dark berries. The fine ripe tannins are very well integrated with fruity and savoury characters providing a velvety texture on the palate.

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Description

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked and destemmed and crushed into 1 Tonne fermenters where it was cold soaked to extract and retain desirable varietal flavours and aromas. The must was allowed to naturally warm and then inoculated. The ferments were plunged twice a day and temperatures held around 25°C to prevent over extraction of tannins locked in the skins. The wine was then transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. After 9 months of barrel maturation the wine was fined then bottled. 

PALATE

The palate is textured and long. The savoury earthiness flows into plums and cherries. The palate has serious textural weight with a host of complex detail that is worth exploring. 

VINTAGE NOTES

2017 started well with good flowering giving us hope of a goodcropping year after the small 2016 vintage. It ended slowly and aswith any vintage changing many times along the way. Marcharrived, as did the rain, causing everyone concern – thankfully we weren’t hit as heavily as some other areas. The weather cooled heading into April but the sun came out and slowly reds ripened. 2017 was a long and interesting vintage, with the fruit staying on vines many weeks later than previous years creating great flavour development.  

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
2017

WINEMAKER
Michael Ng

GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz

BOTTLED
December 2017

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
14.5% v/v

TITIRATABLE ACIDITY
6.4 g/l

pH
3.61

CELLAR POTENTIAL
6 – 8 years

OAK
Francois Frere

MATURATION
9 months in 100%
French oak 50% new,
50% old