Region: Bendigo Hills, Central Otago, New Zealand.
Winemaking: The clone 10-5 Pinot Noir from our Trig Hill vineyard was hand harvested and whole bunched pressed. The free run juice was then settled for 24 hours before being racked into a mix of seasoned oak barrels and stainless-steel barrels for fermentation. After a short warm fermentation, the wine was left on full lees and underwent indigenous MLF in spring. The wine was then tirage bottled and matured for 3.5 years prior to disgorging.
Tasting Notes: This wine is Summer in a bottle with delicate floral aromas and a hint of wild berries on the nose. Then strawberries and cream come through on the palate before moving through to more complex doughy flavours.
Technical: Alcohol - 13.0%. pH - 3.23g/l. TA - 7.0g/l. RS - 5.0g/l. Contains sulphites. BioGro certified organic.
Winemaker: Allan McWilliams.
"Certified organic, the 2014 vintage (5*) is a classy, distinctive wine. Estate-grown in the Trig Hill Vineyard, at Bendigo, it was fermented in a 50/50 split of seasoned oak barrels and stainless-steel barrels and disgorged after maturing for 3 1/2 years on its yeast lees. Pale pink, it is vivacious, with intense, strawberryish, spicy, yeasty flavours, showing good complexity, and a very finely balanced, dry (5 grams/litre residual sugar), lingering finish." - Michael Cooper, 5/5 stars
"Beautifully fragrant and instantly appealing, the bouquet shows strawberry, rock melon, lemon pith and lovely yeasty characters, leading to a delightfully elegant palate that’s finely textured and persistent. It’s mouthfilling and fleshy, making it highly enjoyable." - Sam Kim, 95/100 points