Currently one of our favourite 2019 Central Pinots. This is based on the strength of the wine and its sheer delivery of gorgeous dark fruited Cherry flavours that this region is renowned for.
The grapes were hand harvested between 3rd and 10th April 2019 from Domain Road and Defiance vineyards. The fruit was de-stemmed into stainless steel tanks and inoculated with selected wine yeast to carry out the fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barriques for approximately 10 months, of which 30% was new oak.
Deep garnet in colour, with fragrant aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and ripe plum mixed with hints of clove, cinnamon and leather, on the nose. The palate is rich and concentrated with red berry fruits, dark plums, chocolate, leather and hints of Christmas spice. A complex concentrated wine with lovely fine grained tannins, balanced minerality and a long plum and spice finish. Winery