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2018 Judd Pinot Noir

2018 Judd Pinot Noir

2018 Judd Pinot Noir

The delicate sweet cherry edge and expressive notes of lavender, licorice and blackcurrant leaf define this cool climate Pinot Noir.

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SKU: JUDD2518

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
Judd (Creek Block 100%) :: 115 (100%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 18 March 2018 :: 3.64 tonnes/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
3.65 :: 4.8 – 5.4 g/L
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• 10% 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
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
11 months :: 17% new 228 litre French oak barrels
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.36 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.52 :: 8.0 g/l
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
13.5
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 12 February 2019 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
The delicate sweet cherry edge and expressive notes of lavender, licorice and blackcurrant leaf define this cool climate Pinot Noir. The complex and structured palate works in harmony with the fruit showing precision at every turn.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Dry-aged steak tartare and bone marrow, pepper berry, juniper finished with a blueberry dressing.
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2020-2028
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