Hawkshead Pinot Noir 2020 750ml

Hawkshead Pinot Noir 2020 750ml

Commercial description

Central Otago Pinot Noir is growing every year closer to ‘Pinot Perfection’, and so does our Hawkshead 2020 Pinot.

In the glass, it sparkles like liquid ruby, the nose picks up, enticing red berries and plum aromatics, with escaping nuances of wild herbs and sweet spice.

Fresh, ripe Raspberry and Morello Cherry notes can be found on the palate, and fine tannins, brightened by youthful acidity, make this an expressive wine of outstanding purity. A proud expression of its place; Central Otago.

This is a modern Pinot Noir for drinking young but with the potential to be explored in ten years time by the patient connoisseur. So here is the perfect opportunity to start a cellar, hide a few bottles, store them in the ideal condition, and you will be in for a journey of discovery.

Sub-Region:  Gibbston 40%  &  Alexandra 60%

Colour:  Deep translucent Ruby

Flavour Profile: Purity is the trademark for the 2020 Hawkshead ‘Central Otago’ Pinot Noir. Experienced through a graceful slender palate, incisive freshness and insistent aromatics.  Blackberry and Doris plum aromatics escape from the glass, only to augment concentration on the palate with alluring wild herb and sweet spice nuances.

This is a medium-bodied wine. Abundant ripe fruit is set against a frame of fine-grained tannins and youthful acidity. The wine has excellent balance and structure. A modern Pinot Noir for drinking young but also with the potential to be explored in 10 years.

Winemaking Comments:  Our grapes come from sustainable vineyards. Our Gibbston home block has been farmed organically for many years.  Active and careful vineyard management ensures quality grapes every year and exceptional ones in the perfect growing season.  

We hand-picked the grapes in early April 2020, the Brix level average was 24.
30% of the grapes were whole bunch pressed and left on their skins for 26 days.
The wine matured in French oak barriques for 10 months - 15% new oak barrels.
Vegan friendly, The wine is coarse filtered and NOT fined.

Wine Analysis: pH 3.60, TA 5.9g/L, Brix 24
Clones: Abel (40%), Dijon & 667 (60%)
Bottling Date: 12th February 2021
Wine Maker: Dean Shaw

Alc 13%


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