This Pinot Noir was fermented in 1 tonne batches with twice daily plunging of the ”cap” formed by the grape skins. Maturation for 10 months in new and second fill French oak on yeast lees has introduced a creamy mid palate texture. In an effort to preserve the subtle complexities this wine has been bottled unfined and unfiltered.
2018 Apricus Hill Pinot Noir
A clear crimson with youthful purple hues
A vibrant lifted nose of black cherry and strawberry complemented by spicy vanillin French oak
Bright red fruits combine with hints of darker plums and cherry with an earthy, gamey mid palate with hints of mushroom and a spicy finish of soft tannins
This wine will improve with up to 10 years careful cellaring. The use of screw cap technology is critical to the longevity of this wine.