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2018 Ceres Composition Pinot Noir

Central Otago

New Zealand

Toasty with brown spice aromas, a core of varietal fruit aromas suggesting dried raspberry, plum, dark cherry and old rose. Dry with flavors of toasty oak and tannins to match, medium+ acidity and contrasting core of fruit. Warm and generous, balanced and well made. Ready to enjoy form today and through 2024 - Cameron Douglas MS.
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Winemaker's notes

The wine is a blend of 68% Inlet Vineyard and 32% Black Rabbit Vineyard. The fruit spent 28 days on skins; 9 days cold soak, 8 days in ferment, 11 days post ferment. It spent 12 months in barrel prior to a natural malolactic fermentation. The wine was filtered but not fined prior to bottling in May 2018. Black Rabbit Vineyard is situated on Renshaw Ridge above the Bannockburn inlet. Ancient geology ranging from 4—400 million years old. The site is a steep North East facing slope with windblown schist loess over bedrock schist. On an elevation of 250—315m. 3.46 ha.

Details

Vintage2018 RegionCentral Otago VarietyPinot Noir ClosureScrew cap ColorRed Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 14% Acidity 5.2 pH 3.7

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