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The 2012 Pinot Noir Reserve is a deep carmine colour with a purple hue. The style has lifted notes of ripe wild red and black fruit with spice, cedar and game. On the palate has a rich textural palate, medium bodied with a long finish, great balance and concentration displaying notes of blackberry, plum and spice.
Fruit: 100% Pinot Noir
Judge Ratings: 2012 Vintage, Silver Medal Winner at Decanter World Awards in London England, 2013 Vintage 93 Points, Jamie Goode
Vineyard: Single vineyard Estate Grown at an elevation of 650 m The 2012 vintage struck an optimal balance between flavour, ripeness and acidity producing a Pinot Noir showing finesse and varietal character.
Harvest: Fruit was harvested at optimum flavour and ripeness. All the grapes used for this wine were grown using sustainable practices.
Vinification: The different batches were hand picked. The grapes were gently destemmed into fermentation vessels. Some batches were cold soaked for 7 to 10 days after which the vessels were inoculated with select Burgundian yeast isolates. Fermentation temperature peaked at 30 degrees C and lasted 7 days before being pressed. Malo-lactic fermentation was carried out in barrel and the wine was matured in fine grained French Oak for 12 months prior to bottling.
Barrel: 30% new French fine grained Burgundian barriques, with the balance being seasoned French Oak. 12 month maturation.
Bottling: The wine was Estate bottled with 98 cases produced.
Colour - Deep carmine in colour with a purple hue.
Aroma -Lifted notes showing wild red and black fruit, with cedar and game.
Palate - A rich textural palate, medium bodied with a long finish, great balance and concentration displaying notes of blackberry, plum and spice.
Alc. % v/v 13
T.A 7.1 g/L
M SO2 16 mg/L