Sourced exclusively from our Uley vineyard, a single clone (D5V12) of Pinot Noir grapes was hand harvested on March 16 at a Baumé of 13.4 degrees, pH 3.43 and titratable acid of 6.5 g/litre.
After crushing and 48 hours of skin contact, the must was drained and gently pressed to tank for cooling and settling prior to yeast inoculation 8 days later. A slow, cool fermentation was conducted to allow preservation of primary and fermentationderived fruit characters. Bottled July 5 2018.
Pastel pink in colour, the aromas and flavours are those of strawberries, pink grapefruit, rose petals and Turkish delight. The palate is dry, finishing with lingering fruit flavours and crisp citrusy acidity. Excellent as a refreshing aperitif or complimentary to most Asian–style dishes.
Grapes for this single vineyard wine were hand harvested on March 12 from two small blocks on our Uley vineyard at the northern end of the Piccadilly Valley.
Initial juice analysis showed a Baumé of 11.6 degrees, pH 3.09 and titratable acid of 7.7 g/litre. After crushing and gentle pressing, the juice was fermented to dryness at low temperatures to enhance fresh fruit characters.Following stabilisation in tank, the wine was filtered and bottled. Alcohol 12.5%.
Classically varietal and aromatic, the wine displays citrus, pear, guava, elderflower, herbaceous and faint grassy aromas followed by a generous palate with persistent fruit flavours, minerality and crispness and a spicy, tingling finish from the natural grape acidity.