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 2017 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. Cherry, plum, dried herbs and oak spice show through on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with great acidity, structural tannins with a long velvety finish.
Production: 127 cases
TA: 8 g/L