Ceres Composition Pinot Noir 2016

Attractive and engaging bouquet of ripe red beery fruits – raspberry, plum and cherry; plenty of spice and mineral tones with a wild red rose perfume.
On the palate – dry, fruity with flavours that reflect the nose – wild raspberry and plum, moderate toasty oak and oak spice layer, loads of energy, fine tannins and plenty of acidity; youthful. Drink now and through 2027.

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"This incredibly expressive Pinot Gris has quite a few different layers to it. Black cherry, plum, violets, and a savory, almost haunting wild herb character as a tonal note on the bouquet. It engages you and flourishes on the palate in the most amazing way." -Cameron Douglas (MS)

 

5%
(light)
14%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
9.5
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.7
6.0
(flat)

pH

0
months
12
24
months

Oak Aging

0
years
6
10+
years

Cellaring

Winemaker's Notes

The 2014 vintage composition was made up of fruit 78% from Inlet Vineyard and 18% from Black Rabbit. Total maceration time ranged from 26 to 29 days. With 8 days cold soak, 9 days of fermentation followed by 9-11 days of post ferment maceration. ‘Punch down’ occurred once a day during cold soak, 1 – 2 times a day during ferment and then back to once a day post ferment. The Black Rabbit component had 25% whole cluster, whilst there was none in the fruit from Inlet. Ferment occurred with native yeast.

Vintage
2015
Variety
Pinot Noir
Color
Red
Region
Central Otago
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750