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Silver Fern Pinot Noir

Silver Fern Pinot Noir

Wine Analysis

Harvest Date: 2-21 April 2017
Vineyard: Marlborough
Total Acidity: 4.7
Alcohol: 13.5% 
pH: 3.63
Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/l

Vintage Report: 

Marlborough experienced a mild-to-cool spring period, which ensured that the vines naturally produced lighter than average yields. These mild temperatures then extended into the summer months, coupled with an unseasonal period of rain, which ultimately alleviated the drought conditions we had experienced over the past two years. Our Pinot Noir was harvested in excellent condition and the resulting wine is showing the wonderful characters that Marlborough is known for – lifted fruit flavours in the red berry spectrum balanced with earthy, savoury notes.

Winemaking: 

The low yielding vines were harvested at optimal ripeness. The parcels were cold soaked for 5 days then warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts to enhance varietal character. A fast, hot fermentation  proceeded with regular cap plung¬ing to craft a wine with elegance and balance. After fermentation the parcels were gently pressed off, then aged with French oak while undergoing malolactic fermentation. After nine months with oak, the wine was blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes: 

This Pinot Noir shows lifted red cherry and cassis with notes of mocha and spice on the nose. The palate is supple with juicy fruit weight, fine tannins and a subtle toasty finish.

Enjoy on its own, or match with duck, lamb, venison and veal dishes.

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