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2013 Coolart Road Pinot Noir

2013 Coolart Road Pinot Noir

2013 Coolart Road Pinot Noir

A wine that is looking younger than its years displaying dark cherry, tobacco leaf, pine resin and delicious savoury notes. Upfront tannins showcase the hallmark Coolart structure while savoury notes balance the softening dark fruit characters.

 

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Wine Profile

Vintage
Other Notes
The 2018 vintage was a big contrast to the 2017 vintage; in fact, it was very similar to 2016. The 2018 vintage began with heavier than normal winter rains and cooler temperatures which delayed budburst but warmer spring weather resulted in perfect conditions for flowering leading to very good fruit set and promising high yields. Grapes matured with optimum sugar, flavour and tannin development resulting in high quality parcels from all sites. It was our third earliest harvest, leading to our shortest ever hang time.
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Coolart Road (D Block 100%) :: MV6 (100%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 5 March 2018 :: 4.7t/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
13.2° Baume :: pH 3.52 :: TA 6.80g/L
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• 20% whole bunches • 30 days on skins in concrete • following pressing, the wine was transferred to 17% new 228 litre French oak barrels for 11 months • natural malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and with minimal filteration
Winemakers
Production
Bottled 12 February 2019 :: screwcap
Aging :: Oak
Aging
11 months :: 17% new 228 litre French oak barrels
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.34 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.58 :: 5.1 – 5.6 g/L
Alcohol %
Production
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
Made from the MV6 clone in D block on Coolart Road Vineyard this sultry perfumed Pinot Noir displays dark cherry, bramble and earthy notes that is beautifully rounded out by the chewy and grippy tannins. The rich palate keeps giving in the glass now and will in the bottle for some time.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Venison with blackberry sauce. Serve 14-17°C.
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2020-2028
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