Dog Point Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 750ML

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Dog Point Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 750ML

Vineyard
Location- Marlborough home vineyards, Settlement and Yarrum, largely all on hill slopes.
Viticulture- 3.5 tonnes/hectare. Some plantings date back to 1983.
Clones- 70% Dijon Clones (667,777,115) 15% Clone 5, 10% Abel, 5% 10/5.
Soil- Clay loams.


Vintage

A mild spring free of frost alerts resulted in an extremely good budburst with nice even growth across all varieties. Above-average early/mid-summer temperatures with generally settled weather ensured an excellent flowering and fruit set, with January the warmest in over 60 years of statistical records. This led to one of our earliest harvests, however, the month also produced another climatic record with by far the highest rainfall recorded for February, necessitating additional canopy management, under vine weeding and inter row mowing. Low cropping with good open canopies allowed sunlight and wind penetration to do their job, which certainly won the day in a testing, but rewarding vintage.


Winemaking:

Hand picked and chilled overnight prior to handsorting. 75% destemmed and 25% whole bunches included. Fermented in small stainless open top fermenters with 100% indigenous yeasts over a period of 3 weeks prior to pressing into French oak barrels for eighteen months (30% new).

Colour: Bright crimson

Aroma: Perfumed, bright florals of rose and violets with crunchy red berry fruit. Brambly, dried herb notes add a layer of complexity.

Palate: Succulent and supple with alluring red cherry, brown spices and silky fine-boned tannins.

Cellaring: Ten + years.

ABV: 13%

 

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