Pinot Noir 99 Rows 2010

Julicher Pinot Noir 99 Rows 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 - Cherry Red
Aroma - Earthy and soft with raspberries and plums, and a hint of mocha.
Palate - Spicy, sweet and mouth filling with soft tannins and flavours of red cherries, plums and herbs.
Variety and Clones - Pinot Noir clones 5, 6, 114 and 667
Harvest Dates - 8.-29/4/2010
Harvest Analysis - Brix  22-24.2    pH   3.34-3.     TA   7.0-9.4 g/L
Oak Maturation - 10 months in 20% new French oak
Bottling Date - 15/4/2011
Wine Analysis - Alc. 14%   pH   3.77     TA   5.5g/L

Cellaring Potential - Drink from now to 2016

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