Each block of Pinot Noir from both the Dalrymple and selected grower vineyards are hand-harvested separately and kept separate throughout the entire winemaking process. Some blocks are divided into smaller parcels to maximise blending options. A variety of classical Pinot Noir winemaking techniques are employed: hand sorting fruit, cold soaking, whole bunch inclusion, hand-plunging and wild fermentation; all selected to create wines that combine fruit intensity with layers of texture and persistent varietal characters.
The wine displays vibrant colours of garnet, with fresh aromas of clear raspberry and dark cherry fruits, hints of clove spice, rose petals and a touch of mint. These gorgeous fruit aromas are balanced by notes of cream, truffles and toast from barrel maturation. The palate is long and juicy with classical savoury Pinot Noir flavours and fine textured layers of
dark fruits and spice.
Suitable for vegans
27 March to 23 April 2008
Matured for 12 months in 30% new French oak Barriques, 24% one year old French oak Barriques, balance in 2 & 3 year old French oak barrels