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RegionHunter Valley, NSW
WinemakerAdrian Sparks
ColourMedium scarlet purple.
AromaA perfumed nose of ripe dark berry fruits, Violets & 5 spice.
PalateMedium bodied and structural with good depth of fruit tannins and spice.
Growing ConditionsThe lead up to 2016 was superb, beautiful cool and dry conditions through veraison providing excellent clean and healthy fruit and canopies. The wettest January since 1972 followed, testing winemakers patience, with picking pushed back to see this period out. After this a dry February allowed the land to lose the moisture and grapes ripen and vintage to be back on track. Picking was 1-2 weeks behind average with lower than normal crops and a lot of hand picking to mitigate any risks of disease.
Vinification/MaturationHandpicked and cold soaked for 5 days before fermentation with natural yeast (~25% whole bunch) After 10 days on skins, pressed to French oak Puncheons (25% new) to undergo malolactic fermentation. A 10 month maturation period before blending and bottling.
Alcohol/Vol12.5%
pH3.4pH
Acidity (TA)6.0 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Peak DrinkingDrinking well now or will reward long term cellaring.

It is a little known fact that the block of Pinot Noir directly in front of the Mount Pleasant winery is one of the oldest plantings of the famed MV6 (Mothervine 6) clone in Australia and that the majority of the plantings in this country have been propagated using cuttings from this block.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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