2020 Pinot Noir

Vineyard:

Clone:

90% Own rooted MV6 – planted 1999.
10% Pommard on Paulsen rootstock – planted 2017

Winemaking:

Winemaker: Franco D’Anna

Total crush: 362 dozen (c. 4.6t of fruit)

Lone Star Creek Pinot Noir

Fermentation: zero whole bunch, open tank fermenters, indigenous yeast.

Fruit Analysis: Baume: 12.5; pH: 3.1; TA: 7.0 grams/litre

Maturation: nine months in new (15%) & used French Barrique (225l), full malolactic fermentation.

No fining or filtration.

Contains sulphites

Bottled 2 February, 2021

Vegan friendly: no animal products used.

12.5% alc/vol; Approx. 7.4 standard drinks

Tasting notes:

This wine contains for the first time fruit from our recent plantings of Pommard. Slightly lighter in appearance than the 2019, the wine nonetheless has an immediate impact with perfumed red fruit bursting from the glass. Fragrant aromas of dark red berries, while light clove spice and oak is also evident.

On the palate the wine is another example of power and balance with all elements integrating nicely to deliver texture, complexity and plenty of length.

Excellent drinking now and will improve further through to 2030.