2016 Wizard Pinot Noir
Goes well with venison
The lighter tannin structure and the earthy, spicy characters in our Pinot Noir make it a great match for the rich gamey flavours of venison.
Local venison producers.
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, where it was matured for 15 months prior to bottling without filtration.
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.