Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir 2016
Pinot Noir has its origins in the rolling chalky hills of Burgundy in eastern France where it is responsible for the region’s famed red wines. It can be a temperamental and frustrating variety, even in Burgundy. Ripening early and low yielding, it is susceptible to excessive heat and cold and prone to large clonal variations. Even when the right climate is found, it must be coupled with sound vine management, as Pinot Noir is very sensitive to overcropping. Vines with excessive crops struggle to ripen their grapes
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Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place over 12 months in a combination of new to 4 year old French oak barriques with approx 20% new oak used
Deep intense magenta and purple colour. The nose is elegant with berry fruits and some spicy, cedar notes.
Medium bodied with spicy savoury dark cherry flavours. The French oak barriques used in maturing this wine provide structure and intensity while being perfectly integrated. Typical Tamar Ridge tannins are balanced by supple fruit character that builds into a long, silky finish.
Varietal Composition:
Pinot Noir