Explorer 2018 PINOT NOIR

Explorer 2018 PINOT NOIR

“Light, fresh, sappy pinot noir with restrained cherry, fresh herb, floral, spice and anise flavours. A delicate, supple wine in a simple and appealing style. Offers value at this price”.

The grapes that go into our Explorer wine primarily come from the top terrace Moon Block (altitude 295m), 100% estate grown and handpicked. Stylistically, we are trying to place our more youthful vines into this wine as they tend to have a natural fruit driven exuberance which we wish to retain.

$30.00

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A typical ferment was 7-10 days cold soak at 6-10c, 7-10 days fermentation at 16-33c, 7-10 days post maceration at 22-30c. All ambient yeasts in 7 different ferments, hand plunged 2 times a day, 15% of the fruit was whole bunch to bring out lifted fruit aromatics and the remainder destemmed, not crushed. 100% of the wine went into our cuve and barrels for 10 months.

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