2013 Pinot Noir
Gold Medal: 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards
Harvested: 4-5 April 2013 bottled March 2014
The dry and warm summer, which extended into a glorious autumn meant slow ripening of fruit on the vine to intensify flavours whilst acid levels remained intact. Good weather over flowering resulted in a quick but very good fruit set. 2013 was one of the most enjoyable vintages for Pinot Noir we have had the pleasure to work with, definitely one to watchThe fruit hand harvested (clones 5, 115, 667 & 777) and was destemmed the wine was aged in French Oak barriques for approximately10 months, of which 32% was new oak.
Dark purple with purple hues. Aromas of black cherry and plum on the nose with violets, spice and char. Rich, dark fruit on the palate with liquorice, leather and spicy oak. A concentrated, complex wine showing ample fine grained tannin with good persistence on the finish.
Technical Analysis: Alc 14% T/A 5.7 Ph3.47