2018 Back Block Pinot Noir x6

2018 Back Block Pinot Noir x6


Our 2018 Back Block Pinot Noir will definitely appeal to those who like their Pinot light and spicy. Its a softly-styled example with a slightly funky vein running through the mid-palate and a dried herb note on the finish.

The grapes were hand picked and hand sorted. Two clones were specifically chosen for this wine (Clone 5 & 10/5) for a delicate structure, palate weight and aromatics. Fermented naturally and left on skins for 15 days before being left in French oak barrels for 15 months to mature.

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

Bottles produced: 3200

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.

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