Pinot Noir One 2016


Pinot Noir One pursues an elegant style. Minimal intervention winemaking produces a wine of poise and finesse. The purest representation of Pimpernel terroir.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Ruby

Aroma: From first pour the nose is exceptionally expressive with bold red and black bramble fruits and lifted perfume. Opulent strawberries and cream evolve to succulent raspberry and cherry with just a touch of umami complexity offsetting the ethereal nose.

Palate: The palate is bold, rounded and fruit-laden with fleshy morello cherry and fresh raspberry predominating. A subtle fine char from the fine grain oak beautifully frames the succulent fruit, which underpinned by vibrant acidity, produces a refined and elegantly structured finish.

Closure: Diam

Technical Notes

Fruit for Pinot Noir One comes from our main north facing slope. The 114, 115 and 777 predominate. Fruit was handpicked at optimal ripeness with a low crop level of 1.5 tonne per acre. Bunches were destemmed prior to fermentation in open topped vats. The vast majority of ferments were whole-berry, allowing carbonic maceration to highlight bright fruit expression whilst imbuing rich, rounded textural feel. After fermentation the wine was transferred to barrel without extended maceration. Very tight grained French barriques were carefully selected for refined char and subtlety (30% new). After 12 months in the cellar, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

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