Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
Grasshopper Rock, Earnscleugh Vineyard, Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
Grasshopper Rock’s Earnscleugh vineyard is one of the world’s southern most vineyards. Established in 2003 and dedicated exclusively to a single vineyard pinot noir. One site, one grape and one wine.
The vineyard is on Earnscleugh Road, across the Clutha River from Alexandra. Grasshopper Rock takes its name from an endangered grasshopper, Sigaus childi, found near the vineyard.
Winemaking notes: The fruit (clones 5, 777, 114, 115, Abel and 667) was harvested from the 23rd – 31st March 2018. The fruit was destemmed into tanks, to undergo fermentation by a mix of selected and wild yeast. Peak fermentation was 30°C. Total time on skins was approx 21 days. The wine was aged in French Oak Barriques for approximately 11 months, of which 29% was new oak.
Winemaker’s tasting notes (pre-bottling):
Dark purple with purple hues. Lovely aromatics of red currants, boysenberries and dried herb with hints of violets, tobacco and cloves. Medium bodied with cherries, raspberries, liquorice and concentrated flavours of tobacco and spice. This wine is finely textured with savoury notes and a lovely mineral acidity on the finish.
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