Wine Richmond Plains, Pinot Noir, 2016
Red - This Pinot Noir is made in an elegant, appealing style that can be enjoyed when young but will also benefit from cellaring.
Fragrant floral red cherry, strawberry and raspberry notes. A complex nose with earthy savoury and spicy characters. Delicious sweet cherry and berry fruit flavours with some earthy forest floor and spicy notes. French oak gives a subtle structure to this fruity Pinot Noir with a lovely lingering finish.
Enjoy with salmon, roast poultry or red meats.
Grapes bunches were thinned and hand-harvested to maximize flavors and fruit quality. The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed and transferred to open fermenters. After a period of cold maceration for 4 days, the juice was inoculated for fermentation. Regular hand plunging up to 19 days was carried out in the winery. The fermenting juice was then transferred into French oak barrels (10% new) for maturation and to wait for secondary fermentation in the spring before bottling in the new year.