2019 Pinot Noir

Vineyard:

Clone: Own rooted MV6 – Vines planted in 1999.

Winemaking:

Winemaker: Franco D’Anna

Total crush: 182 dozen – zero whole bunch, open tanks

Fruit Analysis: Baume: 12.7; pH: 3.3; TA: 7.0 grams/litre

Maturation: nine months in new (25%) and used French Barrique (225l), full malolactic fermentation.

Indigenous yeast.

No fining or filtration; contains sulphites.

Bottled 23 January, 2020.

 

Tasting Notes:

This wine continues the growing tradition of fine Pinot Noir from Lone Star. A dark red colour with a crimson hue. Fragrant aromas of dark red berries, light spice and oak. On the palate the wine is beautifully balanced with ripe fruit, sound acid and abundant tannins providing a textural mouthfeel and plenty of length.

Excellent drinking now and will improve further through to 2027.

Vegan friendly: no animal products used.

13.0% alc/vol; Approx. 7.7 standard drinks