The baby brother to Anthem Pinot Noir - drinking fantastically now
“With lifted aromas of florals, savoury spice and berry fruit, this wine is enticing and immediately approachable with a concentrated palate and lingering silky texture”.
The ripe fruit was handpicked and vinted in small batches using traditional methods. During fermentation, gentle plunging of up to 3 times per day ensured the desired extraction of colour, structure and aroma compounds. Ferments peaked at above 300C. Following ferment dryness there was a period of up to 10 days post ferment maceration, and the wine was then drained to French oak barriques (30% new) for 10 months. Malolactic fermentation concluded in the spring and the wine was blended, receiving one gentle filtration before bottling in March 2007.
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Tasting date : 01 Jan 2009
Maturity : Mature
Meaning on the maturity : Drinking very very well now, will be even better in a year
Anthem777 has discoverd this wine. 4 years ago