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Claim 431 Pinot Noir

Single Vineyard Pinot Noir from our Trophy winning Claim 431 Vineyard in Bendigo, Central Otago.

Colour
Ruby red.
Nose
Freshly crushed wildberries, dark plums, brooding spice and underlying elegant oak nuances.
Palate
A generous and layered palate is woven with elegant and textured dark fruit tannins and integrated woodspice notes. A backbone of classic Central Otago acidity helps to balance and maintain vibrancy in the finish.
Food Match
Juicy and succulent red meats such as duck, venison or lamb with a light flavoursome jus will pair beautifully with this Pinot Noir.
ACL
14.00%
Acidity
5.80
Cellaring
Ready to drink now. Cellar up to eight years.
Comments
When the grapes for this Pinot Noir reached optimal ripeness they were hand harvested then gently destemmed. After a week long cold soak, each parcel was fermented using indigenous yeast and hand plunged to extract vibrant colour, flavour and delicate tannin structure. The wine was then separately pressed into a mix of new and old French oak barrels to mature for 12 months. Natural malolactic fermentation began at the beginning of spring. The wine was bottled on 26 February 2016.