Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2018 (WWS741)

Canterbury

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Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2018

Volume:  8,000 Litres
Sold As:
Finished Bulk

Vintage Composition: 100% 2018
Varietal Composition:
100% Pinot Noir
Regional Composition:
100% Omihi, North Canterbury

Bio-Gro Certified Organic

The fruit for this wine was hand-harvested on 19 & 25 March and 4 April 2018 from certified organic vineyards. Low yielding at 2 ton = 0.5-1.5 kg/vine.

Fruit Analysis at Harvest
Brix: 21.5-23.5
TA: 6.5-7.8 g/L
MA: 2.0 g/L
pH: 3.35-3.50

Fermentation:  Two parcels were 100% De-stemmed, not crushed, 75% Whole berries. 4 days cold soak at ambient temperature. Yeast for fermentation was propagated from a vineyard starter. Fermentation lasted 10 to 12 days with hand or foot plunging one to 2 times per day. One parcel was fermented 100% whole cluster. All wines were pressed after 28 days and racked to tight grained French, 3 to 10 year old barrels. Malo-lactic fermentation was completed in spring.

Maturation:  12-months barrel maturation, then racked to stainless steel tank where the wine settled for 6 months. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Description: Bright ruby red hue. An alluring bouquet of wild strawberry, rhubarb, nutmeg, cinnamon, vine blossom and liquorice. The palate is bright, supple, fine and long with salivating tamarillo, red currant jelly, parsley, chalk, and spring water.

Compliances: BioGro Certified.

Alc.Vol.: 12.5%
RS:  <1 g/L
TA:   7.15 g/L
pH:  3.80

Price: $NZ6.60 per Litre
Excise, HPA Levy & GST excluded from price.
Payment Terms: (EXW) Payment prior to delivery.

INCO Terms: (EXW) Ex-Works, Omihi, North Canterbury.
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