Forrest Pinot Noir 2015
Our 2015 Pinot Noir has delicious flavors of raspberry, strawberry and blackberry; a distinct underlying dark fruit cake character and hints of violets. The taste is all dark fruit cake and plum with hints of spice and a savory, “forest floor” aromas. It’s full, complex and delicious on the palate; it will soften over the next 3-5 years to be at its most attractive drinking.
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Vintage 2015 will be remembered as a very low cropping year – 40% down on the record 2014, or 20% below the longer term average. What made it so was a multiple of factors; Firstly, the grape plants natural reaction from ripen such a large crop in 2014, a cooler flowering period right on full bloom which reduced berry fertilization and finally a very hot dry year that limited vine vigor and berry size. For producers interested in quality over quantity, it was an ideal year. No need for expensive fruit thinning and less leaf plucking made for an easy growing season. Harvest was 7 – 10 days early, around 20th March, and was pretty much over by the second week of April. Just as well as Easter, like 2014, again proved wet. The results, as the wines settle after fermentation, look impressive – great flavor aromatic results together with good palate weight.
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