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Little Hampton Pinot Noir 2016

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Harvest Date

21 March 2016

Vineyards

Little Hampton, Macedone Ranges

Viticulture

The second Pinot Noir released from our Little Hampton Vineyard. At 700 metres above sea level, it is one of the highest and coolest in the Macedon Ranges. A very dry spring and early budburst meant fruit ripened almost a month earlier than usual. We harvested a perfect crop of fully ripened Pinot Noir, with great depth and complexity.

Wine Making

All fruit was hand picked, destemmed then hand sorted. Fermentation proceeded using naturally occurring yeasts, and after 24 days on skins the new wine was pressed and transferred to new (40%) and used French hogsheads for MLF and maturation. The wine was bottled without filtration on 24 February 2017.

pH

3.66

Titratable Acidity

5.6g/L

Alcohol

13.5%

Residual Sugar

Nil

Colour

Deep red, with excellent clarity and a rim of deep purple.

Bouquet

A wonderful complex nose. Cherries, small red berries, violets, some plum and a hint of complexing reduction. Pure, lifted and utterly seductive.

Palate

The dry growing season has added warmth and fullness to the perfectly balanced palate. Waves of flavour- cherry, some florals, wild sage- flow beautifully. Tannins are fine and acidity perfectly in harmony. This is really compelling wine, a wonderful expression of a very special vineyard.

Cellaring

Drink now - 2025

Food Match

Mushroom risotto, duck any way.

Release Date

August 2017