Sutherland Pinot Noir 2013
The wine shows pure strawberry fruit aromas and a lovely perfumed forest floor characters and hints of smoky spice. Bright berry fruit and spice on the palate, with a long, refined finish.
Will continue improving for 5 years.
Pinot Noir is a great option for food pairings. It pairs well with lightly flavoured dishes like risotto, salmon and mild beef dishes.
|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||Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening the same time. A tough vintage for the winery crews!|
|Picking date||14 -15 February 2013|
|Grape sugar||22.9 - 23.7 °B|
|Acidity||5.66 - 6.0 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.4|
|Yeasts||Natural occurring yeasts|
|Fermentation temp||28 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed, pumped into s/s tanks, punched down for 5 days, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.|
|Wood Maturation||9 months in barrel. 15 % new French oak, balance 3rd and 4th fill barrels.|
|Residual sugar||2.6 g/l|
|Total acid||5.5 g/l|
|Maturation||Should peak around 2019|
This Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. The wine shows pure strawberry fruit aromas and a lovely perfumed forest floor characters and hints of smoky spice. Bright berry fruit and spice on the palate, with a long, refined finish.