2018 Singlefile Small Batch Pinot Noir
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
In 2018 a wet winter and typical spring brought about a good start to ripening. Even temperature days and cold nights helped to retain natural acidity in the fruit with a slightly delayed harvest due to the mild weather conditions over February/March.
Produced from fruit planted at the Singlefile Denmark Vineyard, these Burgundian pinot noir clones were selected for their suitability to the cooler climates and rich soils. The viticulture and winemaking techniques used were with the sole purpose of highlighting the unique characteristics of Pinot Noir from this site. Made with minimum effective sulphites, it was not fined and only minimally filtered.
A fuller bodied style pinot with lifted aromas of forest berries, earthiness, spice and funk. These characters follow through on the palate with a medium weight and textured mouth feel with fine tannins and a long finish. This wine is well suited to complement red meat dishes especially duck. Drink now or allow this to continue to develop in the bottle for 15+ years.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
94 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Sep 2019