100% Pinot Noir from the Seaview Vineyard in Marlborough's Awatere Valley.
Fruit was cold macerated at 6-8 for 6 days before being warmed and inoculated with selected yeast. A fast, hot fermentation proceeded with regular hand plunging. A 70% parcel was gently pressed off post primary fermentation into barrel for malolactic fermentation. 20% of the parcel was aged in new French oak barriques, with the balance into second year French oak. The remaining parcel underwent malolactic fermentation and ageing in a small stainless steel tank.
Notes of dark cherry, violets and spice dominate the nose. The palate is full and structured, yet elegant with flavours of luscious dark cherry balanced with a fine mineral acidity.
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