Red, purple hue. The nose has fragrant characters of blackberry and dark cherry with floral undertones. Beautifully balanced by savoury oak notes, and sage characters. The palate is refined and tight, with real texture. Fruits form early but the wine is carried by a lovely savoury tone and whole bunch structure and tannins.
100% Pinot Noir. 8000L. 70% contract fruit from Cottier, the remainder is from Dakins and Blairpatrick vineyards. Blocks and parcels fermented separately in 1 and 2 tonne fermenters, pressed to barrel and completed natural malo. Sulphured in Feb 2020, and blended in September. 15% new French oak.
Vineyard: 70% Cottier Estate, 30% Dakins Road & Blairpatrick
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Residual Sugar: <1g/L