Pinot Noir Two 2018


Pinot Noir Two is the antithesis of Pinot Noir One, with emphasis on secondary character expression. Ripe stalks, post fermentation maceration up to 16 days, and carefully chosen charry French barriques, create a wine of structure, power and savoury intensity.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Ruby

Aroma: The nose of P2 immediately emphasises secondary characters; peanut brittle, toasted almonds, freshly ground coffee and caraway seeds come to the fore. With time the fruit and stalk start to come through as blueberries, blackberries, and Indian spices with charry oak adding a touch of graphite.

Palate: The palate is structured, extremely long and constantly evolving – but always dark. Plush dark berries give tremendous volume to the wine, contrasted by savoury cocoa and umami notes; forest undergrowth and mushrooms.

Closure: Diam

Technical Notes

Pinot Noir Two is made with fruit sourced from our main north facing block, with 114, 115 and Mv6 clones predominating for power and structure. The fruit was fully ripe with small tight bunches and cropped at around 2.5 tonnes to the acre. Fermentation was in small open top stainless steel fermenters with the reintroduction of hand selected stalks to roughly 40% of vats. Non-stalk vats underwent extended maceration for structure and palate weight. The wine was matured in a careful selection of medium and medium+ charred French oak barriques (30%+ new) prior to bottling at 15 months without fining or filtration.

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