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2019 Platinum Pinot Noir

2019 Platinum Pinot Noir

A rich nose of cherry cola, chocolate, clove, dried fig and savoury notes.  A juicy palate, medium plus body features notes of bramble berries, Bing cherries and a hint of eucalyptus with a refreshing, lengthy finish.

We recommend patience and a favourable cellaring environment to encourage the development of alluring tertiary characteristics. This wine will age beautifully through 2028.

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Through 2028
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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Our 2019 Platinum Pinot Noir is sourced exclusively from our estate vineyards and is comprised of clones 777, Wadenswil, Mt. Eden and Mariafeld. Particular attention is paid to canopy management of these vines to ensure airflow in the canopy, minimizing the need for spraying. Clusters are partially exposed early in the growing season to encourage phenolic development. Crop yields are kept low at about 2.0 tons per acre and may be reduced further depending on the growing season.
Production Notes
Hand harvested and sorted in the vineyard, the Pinot Noir grapes are de-stemmed only into one-ton fermenters ensuring a high proportion of whole berries. After 6-7 days of cold soak, the musts are gradually warmed up to initiate a natural or directed fermentation. Hand plunging is used to keep the cap moist and ensure colour and tannin extraction. The fermentation temperatures are maintained cool early in ferment and then elevated to aid in phenolic extraction. The total maceration time is about 3 weeks.
Winemaker Notes
The wines are drained and pressed off just before dryness and tank settled prior to going to barrel. It undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation and matures in barrel for 12 months with no racking until pre-bottle blending. The 2019 Platinum Pinot Noir is comprised of 65% new French barriques and puncheons. Unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling.