This 100% Pinot Noir was blended from several blocks within the vineyard. The grapes were hand picked and the wine produced using traditional winemaking techniques. This 2008 vintage spent 10 months in French oak barrels to produce a robust, yet soft and approachable Pinot Noir to complement special celebrations.
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The wine is savoury with black cherry and spicy oak flavours and is excellent as a younger drinking option.
Vineyard: Northburn Station
Vine Age: 7 to 9 years
Clones: 113, 114, 115, 777, 667, 10/5, UDC 5, UDC 6
Soil: The top soil is a mixture of sandy and stony loam and the sub-soils vary between deep loose gravels and clay loam.
Elevation: 200 m
Rainfall: 280 mm (annual average)
Harvest: April 2008 - Handpicked
Vinification: At Kim Crawford Winery – Marlborough; 100% destemmed; 100% natural ferment; 100% French Oak (for 10 months)
Winemaker: Michelle Richardson
Bottled: 2nd April 2009 (765 cases)
pH: 3.5; TA: 5.2 g/L; Alcohol: 13.8%; Sugar: <1g/L