Tasting Notes & Reviews
Gorgeously fruited and fragrant, the wine shows Black Doris plum, dark cherry, olive and roasted nut characters on the nose with a hint of violet. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by silky texture and fine-grained tannins, finishing long and satisfying. 5 Stars ~ Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Review
Appealingly bright and supple pinot noir with cranberry, dark cherry, mineral, violet and spicy oak flavours. A wine of impressive purity and freshness. Should develop well with a little bottle age. Good value at this price. 93/100 Silver Ribbon & Top Ranked ~ Bob Campbell, The Real Review
Hand-harvested in the Moutere Hills by the St Pauli team and handled in barrel. To protect the delicate flavours the grapes were hand-picked early in the morning and kept in a cold store for greater than 24 hours before being gently destemmed; retaining as much of the grapes skins to build herbaceous flavours and rich colour. The destemmed grapes are left to ferment with little intervention until mid April before being drained and pressed. Our Pinot Noir has been aged in French oak for 11 months before being filtered with fine earth. The Damy Cooperage barrel adds structure and weight to our Pinot Noir without imparting overt woody tones. This gives our Pinot Noir a beautifully creamy, textual element.
Harvest date: 25/03/2019
Sugars at harvest: 24.5 Brix
Grapes harvested: 3.12T
14.8% Alc./Vol | 750ml
Moutere Clay Gravel | Low Cropping | No irrigation | Sustainable | Vegan
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