Palliser Estate - Pinot Noir - 750ml
COLOUR Deep ruby, lighter around the rim. AROMA Inviting and fragrant, showing crushed black cherries, roses, violets, thyme and bramble. AGEING POTENTIAL Enjoy young or let this wine improved for 10 - 15 years if properly stored. Perfect with duck or the classic French casserole, beef bourguignon.
PALATE Medium-full bodied in weight, the wine treads lightly despite its formidable fruit concentration and ageing potential. Finely rendered tannins and plush cherry fruit deliver both sumptuousness and structure, a fine dusting of French oak showcasing the floral and dried herb nuances on the complex palate. A serious and stylish Pinot Noir from one of the finest vintages we’ve ever experienced, this is a classic Palliser Pinot from day one.
WINEMAKING 60% of the fruit from our Pencarrow Vineyard with the balance from two of our organic vineyards, Waka and the Winery. The fruit is handpicked, cold soaked and wild fermented with 18% whole clusters. The fermenting wine is gently pumped over and plunged before pressing to french oak barrels for 10 months’ maturation.