Heaps Good Wine Co Pinot Noir 2019
$ 41.00 incl. GST
100% Pinot Noir, grown in Ritoznoj, Pohorje Foothills, Lower Styria. Vines are at 360 metres over marl rich soils with sand and clay. Climate is continental with hot and dry summers and snowy winters. Hand picked, 10 – 20% whole bunch, 3 – 8 days of cold maceration depending on temperature of grapes when picked, and fermented wild. Plunged daily, sometimes twice during peak period, with 17 – 23 days on skins in total. Aged 12 months in older French oak, unfiltered. 11.5% alcohol.
Brick/light colour. Reductive and earthy, reminiscent in some ways of Gippsland and Martinborough. Structurally light, textured, cherry and plum fruits, with the tannins and finishing flavours evoking black tea.