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Geelong Pinot Noir 2016

NVGeelongPinotNoir

$32.00

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Harvest Date

18th February 2016

Vineyards

Longest View, Bellarine Peninsula

Viticulture

A dry winter and spring led to an early bud burst. A dry warm growing season followed, resulting in small crops of Pinot Noir. We harvested 10 days earlier than 2015.

Wine Making

All fruit was hand-picked and naturally fermented in open vats. Whole berries, without stems fermented for 12 days on skins. The new wine was transferred to a mix of new (25%) and used French oak hogsheads for MLF and maturation. The wine was racked and bottled, without filtration, on Thursday 15 December 2016.

pH

3.64

Titratable Acidity

5.3g/L

Alcohol

13.3%

Press & Awards

“Genteel power, with the full range of red, blue and purple pinot fruits; the length and balance are impeccable, the price is an absolute steal” 95-points.

Residual Sugar

Nil

Colour

Deep dark red, bright violet edge.

Bouquet

Typical Geelong Pinot Noir, with black spicey fruits, some wild sage and thyme, and a good amount of red cherry.

Palate

The warmth of 2016 shows on the palate, with generous red fruits, some Morello cherry, and a touch of Chinese five spice. Tannins are fine and add a wonderful energy to the palate, acidity is focused and the finish long and satisfying. A lovely wine, showing beautifully as a youngster with structure to age into the medium term.

Cellaring

Drink now – 2020

Food Match

Duck, venison with beetroot, beef carpaccio

Release Date

April 2017