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2014 Trig Hill Pinot Noir

2014 Trig Hill Pinot Noir

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About the 2014 Trig Hill Pinot Noir

Vineyard & Region

Bendigo, Central Otago.

Tasting Note

This is quite a powerful wine, it has dark plums, boysenberry and spice aromas on the nose while the palate has a fine structure of chalky tannins, ripe concentrated fruit with linear movement.  Layers of complexity evolve in the mouth and the wine tails off nicely with a long finish.

Technical:            14.0 % Alc       5.2g/l TA           3.72 pH

Viticulture

Our aim in the vineyard is to grow the best fruit we can so it can speak of its home and express its personality. To do this you need healthy vines and soil. By practicing organics and incorporating some biodynamic principles we believe we are doing our best to help achieve this and let our vineyards evolve and speak as they would like.

Winemaking

The Holy Grail? Maybe, what is exciting about Pinot Noir are the big steps this country is making with this variety. Our Pinot Noir comes from Bendigo, one of the warmest sub regions in Central Otago. Our vineyard is also one of the highest – at 400m above sea level. The vineyard is planted on North/West facing ridges. This is an area of high light and sun exposure due to its aspect. The soils are a mixture of glacial fans – clays and loess over schist rocks on the high ridge and thin loess layers over river gravels on the lower slopes. We are aiming for layers of texture and fine ripe velvet tannins and restrained power. Every year we are learning more about the personality traits of this vineyard, the view is spectacular, and we like what we see coming from this special place. The fruit was hand harvested from the upper slopes of the vineyard, with an elevation between 380 and 420 metres. The aspect is North, North West. The majority of fruit was de stemmed into French oak cuves (10% of fruit was added as whole bunches) for natural fermentation with gentle hand plunging. Post ferment maceration was 20 days. It was then racked off into a mixture of seasoned and new (30%) French oak, and a mixture of puncheons and barriques, where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was left to mature for 18 months. It was then racked off lees, egg white fined then bottled without filtering. Clones: 70% 115, 20% Abel, 10% 777

 

 

2014 Trig Hill Pinot Noir

A spectacular Pinot from their estate vineyard in the Bendigo district, the engaging bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, cocoa, mixed spice and truffle aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is both powerful and elegant at the same time. The wine is supremely composed with layers of delectable fruit and savoury flavours, brilliantly enhanced by velvety mouthfeel and polished tannins. At its best: now to 2022. 5 Stars Sam Kim Wine Orbit

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