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2019 Estate 'Up the Hill' Pinot Noir MAGNUM

2019 Estate 'Up the Hill' Pinot Noir MAGNUM

2019 Estate 'Up the Hill' Pinot Noir MAGNUM

Perfume and spice dance around licorice, cumquat and lavender notes that are expressed willingly in the glass. The fine mineral tannins groove the palate and complete a well structured and enjoyable wine, typical of ‘Up the Hill’.

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Wine Profile

Other Notes
Lower than average rainfall and relatively standard temperatures over winter, and cooler temperatures in August and September, led to late budburst (our second 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
Wallis (46%), McCutcheon (27%), Judd (18%), Spedding (9%) :: MV6 (36%), 115 (36%), 777 (19%), Calera (9%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 12 – 19 March 2019 :: 2-4t/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
23.04 - 24.3 :: 3.30 - 3.47 :: 8.4 - 8.8g/L
Winemaker Notes
• Fruit was handpicked, fermented on skins in a combination of concrete tanks and stainless steel for 14-21 days. • 10% whole bunch fermented • 10 months in a combination of new (18%) and old oak
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
10 months :: 18% new Francois Freres barriques
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.38 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
3.59 :: 5.8 g/L
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
Production Notes
Bottled 11 February 2020 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
Perfume and spice dance around licorice, cumquat and lavender notes that are expressed willingly in the glass. The fine mineral tannins groove the palate and complete a well structured and enjoyable wine, typical of ‘Up the Hill’.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Roast pork belly and crackling with a fennel salad :: serve at 13-16°C
Best drinking
Bottling Date
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