Dalrymple Cottage Block Pinot Noir 2017

Cottage Block (Block D) is an area well sheltered from the cool north westerly winds and therefore a slightly warmer microclimate than other blocks within the vineyard.

About the Vineyard

The fruit was sourced from our Cottage Block – an area well sheltered from the cool north westerly winds, and therefore a slightly warmer microclimate than other blocks within the vineyard. Intensive viticulture practices included hand pruning, selective shoot and leaf removal and the removal of slow ripening and second set bunches.

Wine Production

About 70% of the fruit was destemmed before fermentation, with gentle maceration through hand plunging. The wine was racked to a mix of French barriques, 40% new, for ten months, through which malolactic fermentation occurred. Each barrel was tasted and blended, filtered and bottled, prior to maturing for a further 15 months before release.

Tasting Notes

The deep hues are characteristic of the season. aromas of black cherry, Asian spice and peat from the whole bunch component, with some savoury olive and dutch licorice adding to the complexity. The palate has brilliant balance of tannin and acidity, with fleshy black fruit on the front palate and a long, fresh finish. Hints of spice complexity and fine French oak provide a hint of what may unfold as the wine further develops in the glass over several hours or from cellaring.

Food Pairing

Slow cooked duck with green olives, Herbes de Provence and spiced couscous or shiitake and black olive scallopine with artichokes and capers.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Tasmania
Vineyard name
Cottage Block
Soil composition
Ferrosol soils – volcanic derived basalt, free draining clay loam with depths greater than 2 metres. High organic matter.
Elevation
350-450 feet
Average Vine Age
30
Harvest time
April 8-12, 2017
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Age of Aging Container
40% New, 60% Mature
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
15 months
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
10 months
Certifying Organizations
ISO14001; Entwine Australia
Sustainability Certification
EPA Acredited Sustainability Licence
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.35
Acidity
6.4 g/L

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