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score

94

Dark cherry, berry fruit & savoury characters.

2017 Brightwater Nelson Pinot Noir

Nelson

Ruby red, displaying dark cherry, berry fruit and savory characters. It is a concentrated wine exhibiting well integrated ripe tannins, a rich full palate and has a wonderful persistence of flavor.
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Winemaker's notes

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.

Details

Vintage2017 RegionNelson VarietyPinot Noir ClosureScrew cap ColorRed Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 13.5%

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