Mt Difficulty Long Gully Pinot Noir 2010

Made with Pinot Noir from the Bannockburn Long Gully vineyard in Central Otago.

The majority of fruit was de-stemmed; 20% of the final wine had 30% whole clusters during fermentation. The ferments typically underwent a period of 9 days pre-fermentation maceration. Fermentation took a period of 9 days, then sat on skins for a further 9 days. Punched down daily during pre-fermentation, fermentation and post-maceration. Settled overnight after pressing and racked to barrel for 16 months. Underwent malolactic fermentation and racked out of barrel. Not filtered, lightly egg white fined before bottling.

Winemaker's Comments

These single vineyard wines are hand-crafted in limited quantities and only released in outstanding vintages. Long Gully has classic dark perfumed red-berry characters and perfumed boysenberry and red cherry. These same berries dominate the palate, and the classic dense flow through the mid-palate. Finishes strongly with masculine fine-grained tannin flowing into red berry fruit.

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