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2016 Waimea Pinot Noir

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Rich berryfruits, layered five spice and soft tannins intertwined with warm French oak and elegant acidity to reveal a juicy yet fine grained finish to reward extended cellaring

Winemaking

After cool early morning harvest, each parcel
was destemmed and cold soaked for 4-6
days in small open fermenters to retain
unique vineyard expression. Each parcel was
inoculated with a selected Burgundian yeast
strain with daily hand plunging followed by
extended maceration to gently manage the
wines tannin profile, concentration and
balance. Further barrel ageing in 12% new
French oak barriques for 11 months and
undergoing full malolactic fermentation,
before being racked from barrel and
carefully blended

Colour

Deep garnet

Nose

Dark cherry and blueberry aromas
with subtle hints of mocha, cloves,
toasty oak and savoury pancetta

Palate

Rich berryfruits, layered five spice
and soft tannins intertwined with
warm French oak and elegant acidity
to reveal a juicy yet fine grained
finish to reward extended cellaring

Cellaring

1 - 6 years

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