2015 Pinot Noir
Goes well with quail
The earthy, spicy nature of our Pinot Noir coupled with the dark cherry fruit characters match perfectly with game meats and Rannoch Farm quail is a delicious Tasmanian product.
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2015 was quite a warm, mild year with higher yields than 2014 due to better fruit set. This resulted in a more fragrant and floral wine than the 2014. We had a lot of different batches of Pinot which we treated in a variety of ways. The resulting blend is about 10% whole bunch which adds a little stalky, savory complexity and 100% wild fermentation was used to make this wine. All batches were fermented in small open fermenters which were hand plunged daily. The wine was matured in French oak for 9 months with about 20% of the oak being new oak.
This wine has beautiful lifted strawberry and cherry characters on the nose with a touch of spice adding complexity. The palate has fine, chalky tannins, lovely fruit concentration and a silky texture.