3 picks from the 1987 planted Pinot Noir Block over the course of two weeks.
1st pick for freshness, second and third for body and whole cluster inclusion.The third pick is fermented with 50% Whole Bunches.
Natural yeast, 12-14 days on skins, delestage early, pigeage late then pressed off whilst still fermenting to French Oak barriques, ~ 10% new only. Natural MLF, matured on lees for 9 months, racked and bottled with no fining and minimal sulphur.
Medium red/purple colour with a clean, fragrant, whole bunch spiced strawberry aromas so typical of the vineyard. The fruit character follows through here on the palate with stern tannin heightened by bright, natural acid.
- Pinot Noir