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Stoney Range Pinot Noir

The 2017 Pinot Noir has aromas of Brambly fruit such as raspberries and blackberries with hints of red cherries and plum.  Oak complexities of green coffee beans and cedar wood are underpinned by leather notes.  The palate opens with juicy fruit and bright acidity that mingles with fine tannins giving a lengthy finish.

Perfect to enjoy with lighter red meat dishes or hearty pork and chicken meals.

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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

Winemaker’s Notes

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.

The 2017 vintage had low heat accumulation but the usual vine hang time for the fruit allowing for fruit flavour development.  In general the fruit was harvested with slightly lower sugar and higher acid resulting in wine with slightly lower alcohol.  The finished wine is delicate displaying fine fruit flavours and bright acidity.  The Stoney Range 2017 Pinot Noir was produced from fruit grown on our Pilgrim, Glasnevin, Church Rd, Stirling, Georges Rd and Terraces vineyards throughout the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury.