Sutherland Pinot Noir Reserve 2016
Polished crimson with inviting traces of cassia, anise and cloves all enfolded by sour black cherries and layers of dark red fruit.
Potential to develop beautifully over the next 8 years.
Try with wild mushroom risotto or roast pork with herbs and fennel.
Polished crimson with inviting traces of cassia, anise and cloves all enfolded by sour black cherries and layers of dark red fruit. A limited amount of barrels are selected after nine months of maturation to make up the Pinot Noir Reserve.
|Varietal||Pinot Noir clone - 777|
|Root stock||Mgt 101-14|
|Age of vines||Planted 2006|
|Plant density||2058 vines per ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold system, with movable foliage wires.|
|Irrigation||Supplementary drip Vintage|
|Vintage||Moderate summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||26 January 2016|
|Grape sugar||23.3 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.55|
|Yeasts||Natural occurring yeast|
|Fermentation temp||24 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, hand sorting of berries, partially crushed followed by a three day cold soak. We then inoculate and perform punch downs twice a day up till fermented dry. Pressed to French oak barrel for malolactic fermentation. A limited amount of barrels are selected to make up the reserve. 40% of the wood is new French oak.|
|Residual sugar||2.60 g/l|
|Total acidity||6.1 g/l|
|Maturation||Enjoy now through to 2027|
The Current Range
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