Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

2018 Pinot Noir
Orange, NSW

An elegant Pinot Noir which displays juicy cherry and raspberry characters.

From $38 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Orange
Vintage
2018
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Pinot Noir
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.4%
PH
3.65
Acidity
5.4
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
Heifer Station vineyard is situated between 860-900m elevation on the undulating slopes of Mt Canobolas. Pinot Noir was planted in the vineyard in 1999 and 2012 using the MV6 clone. Recent plantings include 667, Q932 and 777
Vineyard Notes
2018 was year of challenge and reward for the Orange region and Heifer Station. Adequate winter rainfall removed the need for supplementary irrigation until heatwaves in January required small amounts to reduce sunburn and replenish carbohydrates. Balanced nutrition, well timed shoot thinning and leaf plucking ensured optimal tannin ripeness in reds and reduced phenolics in whites proving a brilliant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz vintage. Yields were average to high, while acid retention was brilliant right up to harvest reducing the need for winery additions. Heatwaves in January and hail weeks before harvest threw curve balls to the vineyard team, but the resilient vines withstood the challenge and all varieties reached the crusher in great condition.
Tasting Notes
An elegant Pinot Noir which displays juicy cherry and raspberry characters. A Soft medium bodied wine, with lovely subtle complexity, fine savoury tannins and a lasting palate. 10% whole bunch, 48 hours cold soaked prior to primary fermentation on wild yeast. Full Malolactic fermentation. Clones MV6, 114 & 155
Colour
A lovely medium ruby red colour, tending to light around the edges.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Reward with short to medium term cellaring.

Other wine you might like

Merlot
From $33.25 per bottle
2018 Merlot Merlot
The pallet is medium bodied, with subtle red fruit nuances
Rosé
From $23.75 per bottle
2019 Rosé Rosé
Fresh strawberry, grapefruit, peaches and cream on the nose. Palate is generous with an abundance of fresh berry fruits
Shiraz
From $33.25 per bottle
2017 Shiraz Shiraz
An elegant cool climate style of Shiraz with succulent plum and black cherry on the nose and soft savoury tannins