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Pinot Noir 2016

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Pinot Noir 2016

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This is my fifth release of Forager Pinot Noir. 2016 was a balanced season with mid summer rains and otherwise warm and dry conditions. The bunches were full after a good flowering and ripe with a mix of red and dark fruits. 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. This wine was picked and fermented at the Blacks Ave Vineyard, Waipara.

WINE INFORMATION

VARIETY Pinot Noir
REGION Waipara, North Canterbury
SUB-REGION Omihi
TIME ON SKINS 28 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 6.10 g/L
FINING none
FILTRATION none
STABILISATION none
CASES CRAFTED 44

 

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