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Rockburn Pinot Noir 2018 750ml

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2018 750ml

Commercial description 

The vintage yielded beautiful fruit from each of our sites, which we have simply guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. Our “hands-off” approach delivers a pure expression of Central Otago to your glass; an expressive nose and deeply fruited palate displaying vibrant notes of red and black cherry, rich mocha and supple, silky tannins leading into a very long finish. As always this wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance. Enjoy with friends over the next 4-9 years. VITICULTURE Grape Variety & Clone: 100% Pinot Noir. Clones 10/5, 5, 6, Abel, 667, 777. Training and Trellis: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP) Soils: Gibbston 40cm topsoil over alluvial gravels Parkburn 10-15 cm loam over river gravel. Vineyard Location: Gibbston 14%, Parkburn 86% Climate Comment: Frosty, low-yielding. Vintage Climate: Damp to start but long dry finish. Harvest Date: 3rd April-6th May Viticulturist Comment: A cool flowering period reduced overall yields. WINEMAKING Winemaker: Malcolm Rees-Francis Fermentation: 7 tonne fermenters, 5 to 7 days cold maceration; fermentation over 1 week with daily plunging followed by post fermentation maceration for 7 to 14 days. Some batches made good use of whole bunch inclusion. Barrel élevage: 10 months in French oak; 35% new, 18% 1 year old, 47% 2 years old. Alcohol: 14.0% Titratable Acidity: 4.7 g/l Residual Sugar: < 1.0 g/l pH level: 3.68 Vintage Comment: Excellent ripeness despite somewhat cooler conditions thanks to low yields. 

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