Julicher Estate Pinot Noir 2015
VITICULTURE: This wine is a blend of different Pinot Noir clones sourced from different blocks in our vineyard.
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 began. The cap was treated with a punch down 3 times daily during the peak of fermentation. After fermentation finished, the wine was pressed into new and old French oak barrels for maturation and underwent complete malolactic fermentation in the spring. The wine was racked off lees, blended and filtered for clarity.
COLOUR: Dark cherry red.
AROMA: Perfumed with aromas of cherries, plums and dark berries with a hint of dried flowers, herbs and toasty notes.
PALATE: Savoury and spicy with flavours of dark cherries and thyme. Elegant and luscious wine with balanced acidity and great tannin structure.
100% Pinot Noir, clones 5, 115, 667 and Abel
- HARVESTED: 1 April till 25 April 2015
- Harvest Analysis: Brix 20.5 - 22.2 pH 3.36 -3.42 TA 8.0 - 9.6 g/l
- BOTTLED: 20 April 2017
- ALC. 13.5%
- pH 3.67
- TA 5.4g/L
CELLARING POTENTIAL: Drink from now to 2025