Signature Series Pinot Noir 2019
Lovely varietal intensity with wild strawberry and cherry, lightly savoury spectrum, vibrant and juicy, with gentle French oak influence.
The vineyards sit on a mixture of fertile red soils and grey soils with lines of granite and limestone.
The 2019 vintage was warm and dry, with good rainfall in December which helped with high temperatures that followed in January and February. The challenge came from the heat spikes that were followed by cool weather, impacting the yields. The region was hit by heatwave at the end of February, which brought forward the harvest and the fruit had to be picked in the space of three weeks. Luckily, the Pinot held well, delivering small but very good quality crop at the end.
Fermented in open fermenters, partial whole-bunch, with maceration varying between 7 and 21 days and a short maturation in French oak barrels (20% new).
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses