Sutherland Pinot Noir 2018
This Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months and shows pure strawberry fruit aromas and lovely perfumed spice and earthy characters on the nose. The wine is wonderfully balanced 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|
|Yield||9 - 11.5 t/ha|
|Vintage||A moderate summer with very little rain resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||12 February 2018|
|Grape sugar||23.8 - 24.4°B|
|Acidity||5.91 -6.92 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.35|
|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||2.4 g/l|
|Total acid||5.2 g/l|
|Maturation||Should peak around 2025|
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