Caythorpe Pinot Noir 2019 12 Bottles
This single vineyard wine was grown exclusively on “Caythorpe” situated in the heart of the Central Wairau Plains. The 2016 growing season was characterised by a mild spring and a cooler summer. Two cane vertical shoot positioned, clone 115 vines were meticulously managed, incorporating shoot thinning and a high level of leaf exposure to deliver yields around 3.5kg/vine with superbly concentrated flavours.
Hand harvested on the 10th of April, the fruit was fully destemmed and spent four days cold soaking.
Wild fermentation via naturally occurring yeasts was encouraged to accentuate the single vineyard style, and later inoculated to completion. The wine spent a total of 22 days on skins to maximise colour and tannin extraction, thereafter aged 11 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak. Bottled March 2017.
Aromas of full, fresh and bright dark cherries, boysenberries with nuances of herb. Medium to full bodied, the palate is up front and easy with features of succulent cherries, strawberries, red florals and fresh herbs. Mouthfeel is fresh, possessing lively acidity and supported by supple tannins with a lingering, fruity finish.
- Alcohol: 13.5 %
- Acidity: 5.5 g/l
|Country of Manufacture||New Zealand|
|Sub Variety||Pinot Noir|