Pemberton Pinot Noir 2015

$25.00

A medium-bodied pinot noir exhibiting layered complexity, soft refined tannins and generous length. We recommend decanting this wine to reveal its hints of violets, strawberry and red plum aromas.

 

Tasting Notes

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Description

Vineyard
Pinot Noir is entirely sourced from the cool valleys surrounding the south west town of Pemberton. The gravely loam soils and non-irrigated vines produce fruit with flavour and intensity.

Harvest
Fruit was entirely hand-harvested so as to maintain as many whole undamaged bunches and reduce berry splitting.

Winemaking
We aim to make a pinot that reflects the region and vintage as close as possible.  Following hand-harvesting, the fruit is chilled overnight before crushing. Thirty percent of the fruit was not de-stemmed or crushed but added as whole bunches back to the ferment. The fermentation was allowed to commence naturally in small open fermenters where it was hand-plunged daily before basket pressing directly into new and seasoned French oak. This wine was made without any additions apart from a small dose of sulphur dioxide and coarse filtration prior to bottling.

Nose
Partial barrel fermentation and the use of stalks in the ferment add some smoky and stalky complexity to the bouquet. We recommend decanting to reveal the hints of violets, strawberry and red plum aromas.

Palate
This medium bodied pinot noir exhibits layered complexity, soft refined tannins and generous length. A small deposit may be found, due to only a course filtration, so we recommend again decanting the wine.

Food
A spicy long, integrated palate makes it an ideal accompaniment with game dishes, a traditional Coq au Vin casserole or a favoured cheese selection.

 

PREVIOUS AWARDS

 

Medici Ridge Pinot Noir 2011
Gold Medal
Japan Wine Challenge 2012

 

Medici Ridge Pinot Noir 2000
Silver Medal
Qantas Airways Mount Barker Wine Show 2001

 

Additional Information
Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 30 cm