Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 750ml
The 27th expression of Marlborough Pinot Noir, echoes the style and quality synonymous with Cloudy Bay.
HOW IT WAS MADE
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.
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.
Cellaring potential: 10 years minimum
Alcohol 13.8 %
Varietal Pinot Noir
Bottling June 2016
Harvest Friday, March 20, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015
Residual sugar 2.0 g/L
Acid 5.7 g/L