BLADEN PINOT NOIR

 

 

VINTAGE

2018

 

 

PRICE

$35.00

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour

Ruby with purple hue.

 

Nose

Lifted red fruits, such as raspberry and ripe cherry with hints of baking spice and gentle oak notes.

 

Palate

Strawberry and red cherries with a suggestion of cocoa nib and five-spice.

 

Cellaring

Drink now or cellar carefully for 3-5 years.

 

Serve

Just below room temperature at a cool 14°C

 

Suggested Foods

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

 

  

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol: 13.2% /vol.
Residual Sugar: <2.0g/L
pH: 3.62
Titratable Acidity:  5.5 g/L

 

 

GRAPEGROWERS

Dave and Chris Macdonald. 

 

 

LOCATION

Wairau Valley, Marlborough.

 

 

VITICULTURE

Climate

Conditions were very dry early in the season, with temperatures above average and no frost events. Warm conditions over flowering in mid-December resulted in good yields and strong vine growth. The good weather continued throughout January. We then had two ex-tropical cyclones during February, with this wet weather causing some disease pressure around the region. March and April was generally dry which allowed for full flavour development and picking at optimum ripeness.

 

Soils

Silty loam over free draining gravels.

 

Training

Vertical Shoot Positioning. Standard vertical trellis.

 

Harvest Date

1st April, 2018

 

 

WINEMAKER

Rowan Langdon

 

 

WINEMAKING

We handpicked this fruit at optimal ripeness on a cool autumn morning. At the winery, the fruit was 100% destemmed and gently transferred to tank, so to ensure the ferment contained a generous proportion of whole berries. We let the fruit undergo a wild fermentation, and after 15 days on skins the wine was pressed off and racked to French oak barriques (20% new), where it remained on lees for 16 months.

We bottled this Pinot Noir on the 13th August, 2019.

 

 

 

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