Cool spring causing a late start to the season while a long and dry summer/autumn ensured ideal ripening
DATE OF HARVEST: 12 - 15 April 2010
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 50% new and 50% used French oak barriques for 16 months.
DATE OF BOTTLING: 23 November 2011
ALC 14.5% VOL
Multi-layered nose of red berry fruits with some hints of herbs and spicy chocolate aromas. The palate is dense showing elegant ripe morello cherries with citrus spices, liquorice, hints of tobacco leafs and a very nice minerality. A rich and full bodied vintage with well integrated French oak, good acidity balance and a smooth but present tannic structure. A wine with a brilliant future.
DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 16-18 ºC
CELLARING: 5 - 12 years
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