The 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir is a deep carmine colour with a purple hints. The style has lifted notes of ripe wild red and black fruit with spice, cedar, game and roses. On the palate has a rich textural palate, medium bodied with a long finish, great balance and concentration displaying notes of blackberry, plum, spice and cedar.
Fruit: 100% Pinot Noir
Judge Ratings: 93 Points, Jamie Goode wine writer, 2012 Vintage, Silver Medal 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards London England
Vineyard: Single vineyard Estate Grown at an elevation of 650 m The 2013 vintage struck an optimal balance between flavour, ripeness and acidity producing a Pinot Noir showing finesse and varietal character. Clones 115, 667 and 777 were exclusively used in this wine.
Harvest: Fruit was harvested at optimum flavour and ripeness. All the grapes used for this wine were grown using sustainable practices.
Vinification: Hand harvested fruit was gently destemmed and cooled in cold soak tanks. 20% of the juice was drained off in a soignée bleed after 3 days, while the rest of the concentrated must was allowed to cold soak for 7 more days. The vessels were inoculated with select Burgundian yeast isolates. The wine was hand plunged and fermented at high temperatures. The wine was pressed to barrel where malo-lactic fermentation was carried out. The wine was matured in fine grained French Oak for 12 months prior to bottling. The wine is unfiltered and with extended cellaring a fine deposit may form.
Barrel: 40% new French fine grained Burgundian barriques, with the balance being seasoned French Oak. 12 month maturation.
Bottling: This reserve wine was bottled at Baillie-Grohman Estate with 98 cases produced.
Colour – Deep carmine in colour with a purple hue.
Aroma – Lifted notes showing wild red and black fruit, with cedar and game.
Palate – A rich textural palate, medium bodied with a long finish, great balance and concentration displaying notes of blackberry, lavender, and plum with truffle and spice.
|Alc. % v/v||14.5|
|M SO2||16 mg/L|