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2020 10X Pinot Noir

2020 10X Pinot Noir

2020 10X Pinot Noir

Char and earth combine with black cherry and pepper spice revealing the outset layers to this subtle yet alluring cool climate Pinot Noir.

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SKU: TXL2520

Wine Profile

Vintage
Other Notes
Lower than average rainfall and relatively standard temperatures over winter and cooler temperatures over spring led to late budburst and flowering (our latest on record). A mild start to the summer delayed fruit set followed by mild conditions over autumn providing slower ripening and resulting in a later start to the vintage (2 weeks later than average). Yields were significantly reduced but those grapes that were picked were of good quality – great natural acidity and lovely flavours in our Chardonnay with the Pinot Noir benefitting from the long cool ripening.
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Coolart, Wallis, Judd, McCutcheon :: MV6, 115, 777, Abel, Pommard
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 18 March - 8 April 2020 :: 2-3 tonnes/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
23.0 – 23.6° :: 3.50 – 3.55 :: 6.75 – 7.8g/L
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• grapes were sorted and destemmed and then fermented with wild yeast in a blend of stainless steel and concrete tanks for 18-21 days • wine was then pressed and racked to oak • wine was aged in a combination of new and old French oak for 11 months • complete malolactic fermentation
Winemakers
Production
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
11 months :: 12% new French oak (55% punchon/ 45% barrique)
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.28 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.55 :: 5.3g/L
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
13.2
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 8 February 2020 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
Char and earth combine with black cherry and pepper spice revealing the outset layers to this subtle yet alluring cool climate Pinot Noir.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
White and green pepper rubbed venison pan fried in a XO sauce :: serve at 13–16°C.
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2021-2031
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