2018 Estate Pinot Noir

2018 Estate Pinot Noir


2018 Pinot Noir x6


The 2018 Drummond Farm Estate Pinot Noir is a true expression of what the vineyard developed into in such a challanging climatic year, with a wide array of Pinot Noir clones planted in the vineyard. We chose two rows from each clone and co-fermented them together with 23% whole bunch. 
12 hour cold soak with cap managment twice daily helped bring out the best in what each clone had to offer.

A significantly more refined, eligant, perfumed selection of clones that when managed well the clones used have the ability to become a high quality wine.

The wine was matured in 6-7 year old french oak barrels for 10 months on fine less.

We are proud to say this wine is unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulphur prior to bottling!

Clones used: 114, 115, 667, UCD5, UCD6 and 10/5

Bottles produced: 678

12.5% ABV

  • Good to know

    'Fining' - is the addition made to the wine of a small amount of protein such as bentonite (clay), isinglass (fish bladder, not even kidding) or egg whites. These proteins then bind to small particles already present in the wine, which eventually become sediment in the bottom of the barrel or tank.

    'Filtering' - The winemaker can push the wine through a medium, which will prevent any further particles (floaties) being present in the final wine. It is often used to clarify and brighten the visual appearance of a wine.

    Both of which are also used to remove any faults, off aromas or bacteria which may be present in the wine, but at the same time can strip colour, positive aromas, structure and complexity of a wine.

  • Live in Martinborough?

    Perfect, I'll drop the wine off to you personally. I would love to introduce myself and explain a bit about the wine you have just bought!


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