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Pinot Noir 2015

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Pinot Noir 2015

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This is my fourth release of Forager Pinot Noir. 2015 was a very dry season. We experienced warm temperatures after an initially slow start to Spring. The bunches were small and ripe with lovely intensity. Hand-picked and hand-sorted, the grapes are then returned to sit amongst the vines where they once grew. Giving indigenous yeasts from the vineyard the opportunity to create a true expression of the actual vineyard site. Temperature fluctuations in the vineyard environment add a layer of complexity to the fermentation process, with a prolonged pre-fermentation maceration and cooler soaking temperatures than I would expect inside a winery.

WINE INFORMATION

VARIETY Pinot Noir
REGION Waipara, North Canterbury
SUB-REGION Omihi
TIME ON SKINS 25 days
TIME IN BARRELS 16 months
AGE OF OAK 1 Yr old centre of France, fine grain, light
and long toast and three years seasoning.
WHOLEBUNCH 25%
ALCOHOL 13.0%
pH 3.50
TA 6.45 g/L
FINING none
FILTRATION none
STABILISATION none
CASES CRAFTED 45
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