2016 Maddens Rise Pinot Noir
Estate grown, hand-picked and hand-made.
The grapes (a blend of MV6 and 777 clones) were hand-picked and hand selected over a sorting table prior to destemming and tipping of whole berries into one open top fermenter. The fruit was ambient soaked prior to initiation of wild fermentation. A combination of foot and hand plunging no more than once daily was undertaken for optimum gentle extraction, integration and layering of tannin in the wine. After a period on skins, the wine was pressed, settled overnight and racked to barrel (a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques) for malolactic fermentation.
This wine has a savoury nose of red fruits, with violet tones. There are red fruits, cherry and savoury flavours and a harmonious balance of acid and tannins.
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