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2019 Estate 'Down the Hill' Pinot Noir

2019 Estate 'Down the Hill' Pinot Noir

2019 Estate 'Down the Hill' Pinot Noir

True to its sub-regional style, our Down the Hill Pinot Noir shows off those dark fruits of plum andmulberry with lifted spice and violet. The rustic tannins shape the mouth and compliment those rich fruit characters.

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SKU: EST2519DWN

Wine Profile

Vintage
Other Notes
Lower than average rainfall and relatively standard temperatures over winter, and coolertemperatures in August and September, led to late budburst (oursecond latest) and flowering. However, above average temperatures and low rainfall during summer meant an early veraison and harvest. The period between flowering and veraison saw our warmest ever average minimum and second warmest maximums. Veraison to harvest was our fourth warmest maximums and our driest (47mm v 136mm average). Five days of above average temperatures at the beginning of harvest compressed the vintage further. Yields are normal and fruit quality is outstanding.
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Coolart Road (100%) :: MV6 (61%), Abel (39%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 12 – 19 March 2019 :: 2-4t/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
24.3 - 24.84 :: 3.52 - 3.55 :: 8.1- 8.7g/L
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• Fruit was handpicked then fermented on skins in a combination of concrete tanksand stainless steel for 14-21 days. • 15% whole bunch fermented • 10 months in a combination ofnew (20%) and old oak
Winemakers
Production
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
10 months :: 20% new Francois Freres barriques
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.63 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.63 :: 5.8g/L
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
14.0
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 10 February 2020 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
True to its sub-regional style, our Down the Hill Pinot Noir shows off those dark fruits of plum and mulberry with lifted spice and violet.The rustic tannins shape the mouth and compliment those rich fruit characters.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Spiced slow cooked beef brisket :: serve at 13-16°C
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2021-2029
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