Central Otago, with its distinctive mountainous terrain provides stunning expressions of Pinot Noir. This wine is no exception; beautifully perfumed, richly coloured with aromas of dark cherry and lush plum.
"The 2019 Thornbury Pinot Noir is a beautifully perfumed, rich and fullbodied with hints of spice and dark cherry fruit notes. The palate is soft and juicy with a velvety texture."
Pinot Noir grown on the dry, schist derived soils of Bendigo make up the components of this single vineyard Thornbury Pinot Noir. Dry, hot summers and cool nights produce low yielding vines, ideal for the development of intense flavour and tannin.
The vineyard was hand-harvested with gentle destemming and a cold soak to maximise colour and tannin stability. A mixture of yeasts was used during fermentation to add the desired flavour profile. A small percentage of the grapes were fermented with whole clusters to add aromatic complexity. After pressing, the wine was rested in 20% new French barriques, then aged in barrel before being blended, lightly fined and filtered to bottle.