Stoney Range Pinot Noir 2015

Stoney Range Pinot Noir

The 2016 Pinot Noir has fragrant aromas of ripe berry fruit with hints of mixed spice.  Bright fruit flavours of black cherry and dark plum are complemented with soft oak notes and light tannins.  This light, fruit-forward Pinot Noir has good fruit intensity and bright mouth feel.
This Pinot noir is perfect served with lighter red meat dishes, hearty pasta or poultry dishes.  This wine can be enjoyed immediately or will age well over the next three to four years.
Wine Variety

Pinot Noir

Wine Year

2016

Region

Waipara Valley

Alcohol Content

13.0%

Analysis at Bottling

3.68 pH, 5.6 g/l Total Acid

Winemaking

The fruit was harvested mid April in excellent condition. Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit was gently tipped into open top fermenters. After a three day cool soak period, yeast was added to the tanks to initiate ferment. The cap was hand plunged three times a day and the juice remained “on skins” for an average of 21 days. Malolactic fermentation and four months oak maturation were completed prior to blending and bottling.

Viticulture

The Stoney Range 2016 Pinot Noir was produced from selected parcels of grapes grown on five seperate vineyard sites throughout the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury.