Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 750ml
Grasshopper Rock, Earnscleugh Vineyard, Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019
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.
The fruit (clones 5, 777, 114, 115, Abel and 667) was harvested from the 5th – 12th April 2019. 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 approximately 26 days. The wine was aged in French Oak Barriques for approximately 10 months, of which 28% was new oak.
Winemaker’s tasting notes (pre-bottling):
Dark garnet with ruby hues.
Fragrant with dark plum, blackberry, chocolate, dried herbs, spice, and liquorice.
Lovely weight on the palate with dark red fruits and sweet stonefruit backed up by savoury spicy oak. Fine grained tannins throughout the palate give a lovely texture and length balanced with mineral acidity and a long blackberry finish.
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