Greenstone Estate 2011 Pinot Noir
The Hawke's Bay grape growing region is situated on the east coast of New Zealand and is bounded in the west by Ruahine ranges.
At Greenstone Estate we source our estate grown fruit from a small group of dedicated growers who we work carefully with to produce small handmade parcels of wines that truly reflect our unique climate and soils. Our winemakers then dedicate themselves to making the best expression of each vineyard to achieve wines that are in balance and harmony.
Region: Hawke's Bay
Varietal Mix: 100% Pinot Noir
Residual Sugar: 2gm/l
Total Acidity: 7.2gm/l
Sourced from a single high altitude vineyard in the renowned Dartmoor valley, Rich red with light purple hues, cherry berry nose with hints of cinnamon and black spice, some cracked peppers and clove like aromas, palate give hints of blackberry fruit with herbs and dried spice, good palate weight with soft fruit finish.
Crushing / Ferment: Gentle crushing with some whole bunch parcels in the bottom of small 1.5 tonne open fermenters, these were hand plunged daily and aromatic yeast used to increase mouthfeel, fermented to dryness and left on skins for extended period before gentle pressing to tank.
Fermentation: Small open top fermenters, plunged by hand
Barrel Handling: New and seasoned oak using various coopers and woods
Fining: Light egg white fining of final blend before bottling
Filtration: The wine coarse filtered.