Schubert Wines - 2016 Pinot Noir "Block B"Block B PN 2016 cropped smaller

ORIGIN: Wairarapa 

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS:

 

A wet and cold September resulted in a late start to the season. One of the hottest Februarys on record and low rainfall during March allowed for perfect ripening conditions.

DATE OF HARVEST: 27th - 31st March 2016    

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 45% new and 55% used French oak barriques for 18 months.

DATE OF BOTTLING: 15th February 2018

ALC: 14.5% VOL

TASTING NOTES:Fruit aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherries and plums are unfolding from the glass, combined with hints of dried herbs. Marvellously complex and seductive with a beautiful, smooth texture but firm structure with very ripe fruit, minerals, subtle leafiness and rosewood. The supporting role of the oak intensifies the underlying dark chocolate and toasty characters.

DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 16-18 ºC

CELLARING: 8 - 15 years

REVIEWS & REWARDS:

RAYMOND CHAN WINE REVIEWS; June 2018 19/20 points- 5 STARS

 

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