Sutherland Pinot Noir 2015
This Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. The wine is light and clean, with earthy wild strawberry and raspberry flavours, and a perfumed and elegant finish.
Will continue improving for 5 years.
Lightly flavoured dishes, like salmon and tuna, mildly prepared beef, soft cheeses.
|Root stock||101 – 14|
|Soil type||Tukulu / Glenrosa|
|Age of vines||Planted 2006|
|Plant density||2058 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Vintage||One of the more difficult vintages in recent years. Warm spells of weather, with random rainy periods during the ripening period.|
|Picking date||5th February 2010|
|Grape sugar||23.62 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.36|
|Yeasts||Natural occurring yeasts|
|Fermentation temp||28 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed, pumped into s/s tanks, pumped over for 5 days, left for 2 days before pressing, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.|
|Wood Maturation||9 months in barrel. 10 % new French oak, balance 3rd and 4th fill barrels.|
|Residual sugar||1.8 g/l|
|Total acid||5.43 g/l|
This Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. The wine is light and clean, with earthy wild strawberry and raspberry flavours, and a perfumed and elegant finish.