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Home Block Pinot Noir 2018

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It is a plum colour with red berry and cherry aromas. The palate is round and generous with lighter tannins and well-balanced acidity. 

Viticultural practises

The vines are predominantly Davis and Dijon clones from our Weka Estates vineyard; the Davis is slightly sweeter and the Dijon a more earthy flavour. The rootstock is Schwarzmann, a very low vigour dwarf rootstock. The vines are planted at high density plantings of 4,200 per hectare and are trained on a two cane system (VSP) with a cane length of only 600mm to maximise flavour.


Wine making details
Fruit was destemmed into open top fermenters and cold soaked. The must was hand plunged three times daily for the duration of the fermentation. Post ferment the wine was allowed to remain on skins for up to ten days. Malolactic fermentation was encouraged and completed by early spring. The wine was not subjected to cold stabilisation.
Food and wine matching
Woody herbs such as rosemary, thyme and basil will compliment the earthy flavours of the wine. An ideal match would be italian inspired pasta dishes.  The lighter tannin style means it would tolerate a small amount of chilling.

SKU: 10009
 

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