Pinot Noir


Akarua 'Bannockburn' Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

750 ML


Product Description

REGION Central Otago SUB REGION Bannockburn (Cairnmuir) VINEYARD Akarua Estate Vineyard VINEYARD BLOCKS Kawarau13, 10/5, Clutha 5 and Southview (mixed clones), Clutha 6, Cairnmuir Rise 115 ASPECT North/West VINE ORIENTATION East/West HEIGHT ABOVE SEA LEVEL 270m SOIL Young alluvial, schist based sandy/silt and sandy loams overlaying schist rock. VINE AGE 16 years TRELLIS SYSTEM 2 cane VSP CANOPY MANAGEMENT shoot thinned, hand leaf plucked and crop thinned. VINTAGE 2013 Growing Degree Days: 940 GDD. Warm spring and a moderate summer followed by an autumn with good diurnal temperature range for flavour development. VINIFICATION Whole bunch fermentation: 10% Pre-ferment maceration: 5 days Yeast: Inoculated various strains Fermentation heat: Peaked at 31°C Punch-downs: Twice daily Post fermentation maceration: 6 days Oak treatment: 10 months in 30% new French barriques, medium-plus toast, various coopers, mostly Alliers & Vosges forests.


Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Central Otago