Block B Pinot Noir 2019

$70.00

Dark cherries and baked plums are unfolding from the glass, transitioning into wild thyme and violets with impressions of cassis, sandalwood, and cinnamon. A complex wine with a firm tannin structure, yet smooth mouthfeel. The supporting role of oak intensifies the underlying dark cacao and spicy characters.

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About Wine

ORIGIN:

Wairarapa

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS:

Spring frosts and wet flowering conditions resulted in reduced yields. By January the soil dried out and vintage conditions became very favourable.

DATE OF HARVEST:

21st – 28th March 2019

HARVEST & VINIFICATION:

Block B is a selection of the Dijon Pinot Noir clones; specifically the clones 115, 667, 777, 114 and 113. Hand-picked and careful selection of grapes. 100% de-stemmed, cold-maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats and left on skins for 3 weeks. Aged in 45% new and 55% used French oak barriques for 18 months.

DATE OF BOTTLING:

5th March 2021

ALC:

14.5% VOL

CELLARING:

8 - 15 years

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