Single vineyard Estate Grown at an elevation of 650 m. The fruit was thinned to one bunch per shoot, concentrating the flavours in the grapes. As one of our warmest year on record the 2015 vintage struck an optimal balance between flavour and ripeness.
Hand harvested fruit was destemmed then cold soaked for 3 days before being inoculated. The wine was hand plunged and left on skins for 30 days for tannin development. A full malolactic fermentation was completed with maturation in French oak barriques (30% new) for 11 months prior to bottling.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Reserve is lifted and aromatic. Red fruits, dried herbs and spice show through on the nose. The palate displays dried fruits and dark chocolate with great acidity, structural tannins and a remarkable line and length.
Production: 127 cases
TA: 8 g/L