95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
2016 was quite a warm, dry year with higher yields than average due to better fruit set. This resulted in a lovely fragrant and floral wine than beautiful soft, silky tannins. This Pinot is a blend of several different clones which adds ghreat complexity. All batches were wild fermented in small open fermenters which were hand plunged daily. The wine was matured in French oak for 9 months with about 20% of the oak being new oak.
“Several estate clones picked over 3 weeks, all batches destemmed and wild-fermented in open fermenters, hand-plunged up to five times a day, matured for 10 months in French oak (20% new). Light in colour, but not in energy or drive. Complex spicy foresty notes intermingle with wild strawberry and red cherry aromatics across the bouquet and palate alike, fine, savoury tannins, red fruits and spices in an articulate discussion with no single winner. A lovely pinot.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday