BLADEN PINOT NOIR 2015

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VINTAGE

2015

 

 

PRICE

$35.00

 

 

GRAPEGROWERS

Chris and Dave Macdonald

 

 

LOCATION

Conders Bend Road Renwick, Marlborough

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol: 13.5% /vol.
Residual Sugar: <2.0g/L
pH: 3.52
Titratable Acidity:  5.8g/L

 

 

VITICULTURE

Climate:

The season started with a very dry late winter and early spring. The temperatures were similar to the long term average, but varied greatly with a number of warm days followed by cold spells. Colder conditions over flowering resulted in average yields. In late December, the climate became very warm and dry, ideal conditions for ripening. This fine weather continued over harvest, meaning the vineyards could be picked at ideal ripeness and with intense flavours.



Soils:

Silty loam over free draining gravels

 

Training:

Standard vertical trellis

 

Harvest Date:

7th April, 2015

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour:

Deep-ruby

 

Nose:

Lifted red cherries and plum with a delicate aniseed and cinnamon note.

 

Palate:

A medium bodied wine with prominent red fruit flavour’s, spicy oak and savoury complexity. Gentle tannins and lingering acidity give velvet like texture with a fine finish.

 

Cellaring:

Drink now or cellar carefully for 3-5 years

 

Serve:

Room temperature with decanting

 

Suggested Foods:

This wine is particularly well suited to game and mushroom dishes.

 

 

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked, destemmed and crushed into a small open top fermenter, where it underwent a 5 day cold soak. The fruit was then inoculated with a selected yeast strain, whereby after a quick, warm ferment ensued. The ferment was then gently hand plunged up to 3 times per day, extracting colour and flavour from the skins. After light pressing, the wine was racked to French oak barriques (10% new) where it was matured for 15 months.  Bottling date; 9th September, 2016.

 

 

WINEMAKERS

Sam Smail and Rowan Langdon

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