Pinot Noir 2010

Julicher Estate Pinot Noir 2010 (Sold out)

Viticulture - This Pinot Noir is a blend of different clones sourced from different blocks in our vineyard. The grapes were hand-harvested at maximum flavour maturity

Winemaking - The grapes were hand-harvested and de-stemmed into small open top vats for fermentation. The must received a 4 to 5 day cool pre-fermentation maceration before the fermentation begun. The cap was treated with a punch down 3 times daily during the peak of fermentation. After fermentation finished, the wine was pressed to new and old French oak barrels for maturation and underwent complete malolactic fermentation in the spring. The wine was racked off lees and blended, minimal fined, and filtered for clarity.

Colour - Dark Cherry Red
Palate - Spicy and sweet fruit aromas of black cherry and plums. Rich, balanced and elegant wine with silky tannins, and a long lingering finish.
Aroma - Perfumed, earthy and spicy with cherries, plums, dried herbs and violets.
Variety and Clones - Pinot Noir clones Abel, 115 and 777
Harvest dates - 21- 27 /04/2010
Harvest Analysis - Brix  24-24.2  pH   3.40-3.60    TA   7.8-9.6 g/L
Oak Maturation - 10 months in 35% new French oak
Bottling Date - 13/04/2011
Wine Analysis - Alc. 13.5%  pH  3.78  TA  5.6g/L

Cellaring Potential - Drink from now until 2020

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