2018 Pinot Meunier

$75.00

“Totally charming,…fresh, juicy young red…lightly spicy bouquet of raspberries, cherries and strawberries. It’s long and gentle…culminating in a soft but refreshing finish.”
Jeremy Oliver, 93 points

Name Range Discount
5 dollar discount after 12 bottles 12 - 99 $4.55
SKU: 2018PM – Bottle Category:

Viticulture

Sub-region: Red Hill.

  • Site: 0.5 Acres. Northerly aspect.
  • Clones: Best’s Vineyard
  • Soil: Heavy dark brown clay over basalt
  • Elevation: 240m
  • Trellising: Modified Scott-Henry
  • Pruning: Spur
  • Cropping: 2.5tonne/Acre
  • Farming: Conventional

Winemaking

Alc – 13.6%, pH. 3.54, T.A. 6.15g/L, picked 19th of March.

  • 100% Destemmed, berries kept whole.
  • Fermentation in 500kg open top fermenter.
  • 3-4 days ambient soak before native yeast fermentation.
  • Hand plunged 3 times per day during primary ferment.
  • Basket pressed after 21 days skin contact
  • 18 months elevage in 2nd use barrel.
  • Cooper Sirugue.
  • Racked off lees at 12months and returned to barrel
  • Sulfered post MLF. No finings or filtering used.

Tasting Notes

Fast ripening conditions have benefited this delicate variety. Macerated strawberries, fresh raspberry, rose and violet.