Elgee Park Family Reserve Pinot Noir
After a mild growing season with an excellent sunny & warm January, February & March produce a wine with beautiful aromas of dark cherries and earthy spices. The persistent palate of black cherries that linger into a spicy mid palate richness with a silky finish. Maturation in French oak barrels for 10 months, adds complexity and structure with a fine backbone of soft fleshy tannins.
11th & 17th March, 2015
Medium red hues
Aromas of cherries & spice.
A palate of dark cherries that linger into a spicy richness, the finish is long and balanced with silky tannins.
2015 – Was a mild growing season, dry & cool with an excellent sunny & warm January, February & March. Intensely perfumed and balanced grapes will result in some super wines.
The Pinot Noir was handpicked, then 100% destemmed, with minimal crushing, into small open fermenters, where a natural fermentation commenced after a few days, and the total maceration was for 16 days. The wine was pressed and settled overnight before transfer to barrels (30% new) for malolactic fermentation and maturation (10 months). The wine was given one racking off gross lees in the winter, and bottled in December 2015.