2016 The Enclave Pinot Noir



2016 The Enclave Pinot Noir

The second release of this wine. 100% Estate Grown exclusively from one of our high density Pinot Noir blocks. The wine gets its name from the meaning – Enclave: a unique place enclosed within another territory. This particular vineyard block is positioned in the prized North-East facing mid-slope of our property, at a high-density of 7700-10250 vines, with 12 different clones of Pinot Noir. The soils in this block are known as Red Ferrosols, derived from volcanic basalt deposits that are over 10 million years old.

Low yields (<0.5kg per vine – 30hl/ha), handpicked at 12.5 Baumè, hand sorted in the vineyard and again in the winery, 80% whole bunch, 20% whole berry wild yeast fermentation for 21-24 days. Matured in French Oak barriques and hogsheads (40% new) for 15 months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered.

On the nose, this wine jumps out of the glass with sweet red fruits, wood smoke, earthy minerality and sous bois. The palette is full and long, layered with crunchy red berry fruits, cured meats, oriental spices, and interwoven with intense, yet silky tannins. This wine has been built for aging, with great structure, balance and purity already evident in such a young wine, proving the hard work of high density planting really does pay off.

Bottled October 2017. 1518 bottles produced. Alc. 13.5%. Cellar to 2025+

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