A Bouquet of rich cherry fruit with a hint of spice & dried herbs. The palate is pretty yet complex pinot noir shows savoury cherry flavours with a fine backbone of soft fleshy tannins. The finish is silky with a spicy richness on the superb mid palate.
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$300 Half Dozen
9th March 2018
Rich cherry fruit with a hint of spice and dried herbs.
Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek Vineyard
This pretty yet complex pinot noir shows savoury cherry flavours with a fine backbone of soft fleshy tannins. The finish is silky with a spicy richness on the superb mid palate.
A perfect late Spring and early Summer resulted in the best flowering and fruit set we have seen for many years. It was followed by a dry and mild ripening period. The berries show intense perfume and great flavour which has produced exceptionally balanced 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 (25% new) for malolactic fermentation and maturation (10 months). The wine was given one racking off gross lees in the late winter and bottled in February 2019.