2016 Estate Pinot Noir

2016 Estate Pinot Noir

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Seville Estate 2018 Pinot Noir

Winemakers Comments:

The 2018 growing season was divided into two halves. Winter and Spring was cool with good rain fall and moister in the soils. Vine growth took advantage of these conditions and we achieved great canopies with higher than average crop levels heading into summer. Some high humidity days over the Christmas period meant we needed to be in high alert from the elevated disease pressure. Luckily, Summer turned a corner and we experienced above average temperatures and below average rain fall. This continued through mid-January and February, prompted all varieties to ripen together and quickly. As a result, we experienced a compressed vintage with little time between the early varieties (Chardonnay & Pinot) and the later varieties (Riesling, Shiraz & Cabernet).


Harvest date: 06/03/2018
Baume: 13.1 bè
pH: 3.24
TA: 6.4
Soil: deep red volcanic / basalt
Elevation: 220m
Aspect: East
Clone: MV6
Yields tons/acres: 2.8

Vinification:

Fruit is hand handpicked and sorted in the vineyard. A combination of de-stemmed ferments and 100% whole bunch ferments are used. Must is cold soaked for 4 days then natural fermentation occurs with no temperature control. Malolactic fermentation occurs during primary. Open ferments are pumped over daily. Wine is gently pressed off skins and run straight to French oak for barrel maturation on lees in 30% new oak (300 & 500 litre) barrels. Wine is not filtered or finned but allowed to clarify naturally in the cellar prior to bottling. This minimal handling is done to maximize delicate “Pinot character” flavours.

Tasting Notes:

Light rose red with a slight clear hue. Beautifully lifted and perfumed showing spice and sweet reds fruits. The palate is balanced and well integrated with the fine tannins, savoury whole bunch characters and juicy fruits. A supple and delicious Pinot that has great acidity, length and fineness. Drink 2022 - 2028

Wine Analysis:
Production: 750 dozen
Alcohol: 13.6%
Ph: 3.54
Acidity: 6.8 g/L