Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir
$215.37 / case(6)
Carefully selected sites located within the southern wairau valley including our mustang and barracks vineyards nose subtle rose notes bloom in the background together with sweet spice. Palate taut in structure with supple tannin and crunchy acidity. The complexity builds upon tasting with earthen notes of graphite smoke and toasty oak characters tim heath senior winemaker layered with all the intrigue of bright red fruit heady spice and silky structure the cloudy bay pinot noir 2015 is as concentrated as it is refreshing ” how it was made harvest the 2015 harvest of pinot noir took place amidst excellent ripening conditions. The harvest started on march 20th and was concluded by april 4th. The final yield was 20% below average manifesting in a density and complexity of flavour. Vinification the pinot noir fruit was entirely handpicked and de-stemmed before being gravity fed into the fermentation vessels. 13% of the fermentation was comprised of whole bunches. The fermentations utilised natural occuring yeast populations under carefully monitored conditions. The grape skins were gently plunged with an average of 18 days skin contact. After fermentation the wines were matured in french oak for 12 months of which 35% was new.” – cloudy bay
|wine enthusiasts||rating: 90||vintage: 2015|
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