2018 “The Acre” Pinot Noir

$75.00

Alc 14/1%, pH. 3.54, T.A. 6.4g/L – Picked 15 & 23 March 2018

Fresh raspberry jam, lavender and mint. Acid and tannins are currently amplified, but within balance to the generous fruit weight. We feel this wine has the greater cellaring potential of the 2018 Main Ridge Estate Pinot Noirs.

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Viticulture

Sub-region: Red Hill.

  • Site: 2 Acres. Northerly aspect.
  • Clones: MV6, 114, 115, G5V12
  • Soil: Heavy yellow/grey clay over basalt
  • Elevation: 230m
  • Trellising: Modified Scott-Henry
  • Pruning: Spur
  • Cropping: 2.5tonne/Acre
  • Farming: Conventional

 

Winemaking

Alc 14/1%, pH. 3.54, T.A. 6.4g/L – Picked 15 & 23 March 2018

  • 100% Destemmed, berries kept whole.
  • Fermentation in 2-tonne 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 40% new oak.
  • Coopers Sirugue and Saint Martin.
  • Racked off lees at 12 months and returned to barrel
  • Sulfered post MLF. No finings or filtering used.

Tasting Notes

Alc 14/1%, pH. 3.54, T.A. 6.4g/L – Picked 15 & 23 March 2018

Fresh raspberry jam, lavender and mint. Acid and tannins are currently amplified, but within balance to the generous fruit weight. We feel this wine has the greater cellaring potential of the 2018 Main Ridge Estate Pinot Noirs.