2017 Brightwater Nelson Pinot Noir
5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93 Pts - Bob Campbell, Master of Wine
4.5 Stars - Peter Saunders, Wine Writer
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This wine is from grapes grown on our sustainably certified vineyard in Ranzau Road, Hope. The vines were carefully shoot thinned and leaf plucked to give the berries optimum exposure to the sun. Slow to ripen bunches were removed by hand thus ensuring the grapes were perfectly ripe at the time of picking. In the winery the grapes were carefully taken off their stems and left cold to soak for a period before fermentation. A warm ferment on the skins with careful cap plunging by hand enabled us to extract optimum varietal colour and flavour. The wine was then aged in french oak barriques for eleven months prior to bottling. This allowed the tannins and oak to integrate fully with the ripe fruit flavours, creating this elegant and vibrant Pinot Noir.