A wine of contrasting elements – equal measures of Dark seductive plum fruit and lifted ethereal floral aromas combine to give an aroma profile that beguiles the senses and demands lengthy contemplation. The palate layers rich wild berry fruits with dark chocolate and a taut minerality, finishing with a blanket of fine tannin and a refreshing streak of bright acidity.
Bannockburn, Pisa Central Otago
Two select parcels of fruit were handpicked then hand sorted upon arrival at the winery before being de-stemmed and transferred by gravity to small open top fermenters - one parcel with approximately 15% whole bunches included, and another with approximately 30% whole bunches. The must was cold soaked for up to seven days before warming and fermenting naturally, with the cap gently plunged up to three times daily to gain maximum colour and flavour extraction. Following ferment, individual batches remained on skins with gentle maceration for an additional two weeks to enhance tannin structure before being gently pressed and settled for 48 hours prior to being run to 225L barrels (40% New) to complete a natural Malolactic fermentation.
10 months maturation in oak. 20% new French oak barriques. Remainder in 1-5 year old French oak barriques. Mix of coopers, forests and toasts used.
Alcohol 14.5% pH 3.50 Acid 5.7 Sugar 0.6g/L
5 years +
Will pair well with duck, venison and other gamey red meats