An early drinking style of pinot noir with generous, bright fruit and supple tannins. The fruit was largely hand-picked, with a small portion machine picked at night, then de-stemmed into fermentation. A warm fermentation over 5 days followed, using wild and selected yeast with frequent punch downs of the ‘cap’, followed by a gentle pressing. The use of some new French oak barrels has added subtle nuances of spice and smoke.
Bright garnet in appearance. Aromas of black and red cherry, forest fruits and spice. Medium bodied with dark cherry, red berry and plum flavours, a silky texture and long dry finish.