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2015 Clos de Ste. Anne Pinot Noir

With a copper tinge and a lifted etheral perfume of currants, forest floor and thorny rosehips, interwoven with the dried stems of fescue grasses and dried herbs, including the richness of ripe cherry and dark fruits enhances the higher notes.  Smells like summer.

Clos de Ste. Anne is a single vineyard situated on steep northeast facing slopes in the foothills of Poverty Bay. The 2015 Pinot Noir comes from older plantings off the original Naboth’s Vineyard 1 Kings Ch. 21 as well as a new collection of modern clones from a planting further along the slope that we call “La Pouche”. 

Notes from the Vigneron:

I look to the old world for inspiration with Pinot Noir. I don’t want a big fruit bomb nor a dark wine with blocky oak tannin. I want delicacy and a subtle memory that is balanced with fine aromatic foods of flavour.

Brilliantly gleaming and darkened edges while subtle elegance reigns. Hand-harvested and sorted fruit was chilled, de-stemmed and fermented in small wooden cuves made of French Oak. The young wine sat on skins for one lunar cycle (28 days) before being pressed and put into special 3-year air-dried barriques sourced from selected French cooperages.

There is a lifted ethereal perfume of currants, forest floor and thorny rosehips, interwoven with the dried stems of fescue, fennel and wildflowers, the richness of ripe black doris plum and dark fruits enhancing the higher notes. Midway through the taste there is a sweet but gripping tannin grain which will allow this wine to age for time to come.  A sense of a limestone streak of minerality lifts the wonder.

Bottled on the property, using the finest natural cork. Store lying down. This wine also enjoys time to rest in a decanter before serving. Unfined.  Contains no animal products.

Drink between 2017 - 2020.

• BioGro Certified Organic
• Demeter Certified Biodynamic
• Grown and Bottled on the Property
• Dry Farmed

Total acidity: 6.2g/l  pH: 3.74

Alcohol: 14%  Residual sugar: 2.4g/l

Harvest date: 7 - 21st March 2015

Bottled on: 18th September 2016

Released on: 1st October 2017

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