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2017 Pinot Noir
The Pinot Noir was grown on the heavier soils on the upper terrace of Askerne Vineyard.
The fruit was harvested on the 3rd April 2017.
It is predominantly 667 & 777 clones with Abel, 5 and 10/5.
It was fermented in tank then aged for 9 months in French oak barrels (25 % new, 25 % 1 year old).
TA 4.4 g/l
Alcohol 13.5 %
Pale red with a violet hue. Toasty and sappy notes on the nose with an enticing dark cherry and strawberry fruit compote note. The fruit and winemaking combine to provide a wine of lightness, delicacy and interest. On the palate there is a deceiving level of power, delivered in unison with the usual subtle Pinot Noir flavours and layers of complexity.