2013 Wizard Pinot Noir
Goes well with venison
The approach to making this wine was for minimal intervention. We selected 6 rows from one of the Pinot blocks on our vineyard to make this wine from. 30% whole bunches were included in the ferment which was done in small open top fermenters that have no temperature control. The ferments were allowed to start naturally and were then hand plunged up to 5 times a day. The wine was then pressed directly to barrel. A barrel selection was conducted and five barrels (4 were new oak) were chosen for this wine. The wine stayed in oak for a further 6 months.
This is a lovely, opulent style of Pinot Noir. The complex and fragrant nose shows dark cherry and plum fruit characters, with some attractive spice and earthy characters. The palate is big and rich with silky tannins and beautiful fruit concentration.