Nevis Bluff Reserve Pinot Noir / 2012 / 750mL

Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

WINEMAKING:

The grapes were cold soaked for 7-10 days (50% whole bunch), fermented for 7-10 days, followed by 7-10 days of post maceration on skins.

100% went through malolactic fermentation.

The wine was then aged in French Oak barrels for about twelve months, with 50% in new oak.

VITICULTURE:

Vines are cropped low at 1.2 kilograms/ vine. Grapes are hand selected, hand harvested and hand sorted.

TASTING NOTES:

Black exotic fruit characters showing spice and depth. The palate is lithe and elegant with great density, texture and length.

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

Origin: Cromwell Basin
Winemaker: Dean Shaw, Central Otago Wine Company Ltd
Elevation: 200m (Cromwell basin)
Harvested: Between the 4th of April and 17th April 2012
Soil: 'Pigburn' soil type. Free draining loess of a depth of 400 mm, overlaid with schist and uncemented gravels
Bottled: 09 April 2013
Brix at harvest: 24.2 brix (average)
pH: 3.58
Residual Sugar: 0-1 g/l
Titratable Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Clones: 5, 115, 15, 67, 777
Alcohol: 13.5%