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Pinot Noir 2019

FORAGER WINE

Pinot Noir 2019

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This is the eighth release of Forager Pinot Noir. 2019 was a low yielding season. A cool start to the season, followed by largely fine and quite dry conditions led to small volumes of ripe and concentrated fruit. Several passes through this small vineyard to tend to shoot thinning, bunch thinning, dropping shoulders and leaf plucking have provided the natural raw ingredients for a vibrant and expressive wine. The fruit was hand picked in early April and left outside in the vines to ferment with a full 28 days on skins, before bringing to the winery for a gentle pressing to French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 15 months before bottling without fining or filtration.

WINE INFORMATION

VARIETY Pinot Noir 2019
REGION North Canterbury
SUB-REGION Waiau
VINEYARD Isolated Hill
VINEYARD DETAILS Amuri Limestone Quarry Hill,
210m Altitude, 40 km inland
TIME ON SKINS 28 days
TIME IN BARRELS 15 months. 6 barrels.
AGE OF OAK 17% New, 17% 1 yr old, 17% 2 yr old, 17% 3 yr old, 34% 4yr old.
Very fine grained, French.
WHOLEBUNCH none
ALCOHOL 14%
pH 3.64
TA 5.89g/L
FINING none
FILTRATION none
STABILISATION Natural in barrel over winters
CASES CRAFTED 144 (12 x 750ml) and 12 x 1500ml

 

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    Founded in 2012, Forager Wine is the small, quality driven wine company of North Canterbury local and twice named NZ Winemaker of the Year, Dom Maxwell

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