Sutherland Reserve Pinot Noir 2016
|BlendPercent||100% Pinot Noir|
|FoodSuggest||Try with wild mushroom risotto or roast pork with herbs and fennel.|
|Ageing||Enjoy now through to 2027.|
De-stalk, hand sorting of berries, partially crushed followed by a three day cold soak. We then inoculate and perform punch downs twice a day up till fermented dry. Pressed to French oak barrel for malolactic fermentation. A limited amount of barrels are selected to make up the reserve. 40% of the wood is new French oak.
|Harvest||Picking date: 26 January 2016
Grape sugar: 23.3 °B
Acidity: 4.58 g/l
pH at harvest: 3.55
|Vineyard||Root stock: Mgt 101-14
Soil type: Glenrosa
Age of vines: Planted 2006
Plant density: 2058 vines planted
Trellising: 7 wire Perold system, with movable foliage wires.
Yield: 6.6 t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Vintage: Moderate summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
- Range: Sutherland