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Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir

Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir

Single ferment from our Bendigo Estate Vineyard – a 15 hectare north sloping ideal site planted on grafted pinot noir vines of various clones and rootstocks in the heart of Central Otago.

The fruit was hand picked in ideal condition 15th April 2010.

The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices from the old world.

The Pinot Noir clones 115, 777, Abel 5, with 6 % whole bunches, 7 days cold maceration. Indigenous yeast fermentation peaked at 30–33 oC. Post fermentation maceration over 9 days, depending on tannin structure, before being pressed (total duration 26 days) and transferred into all French oak, of which 16% new, and 85% 1 year old.

The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in spring followed by egg-white fining unfiltered before bottling in June 2010 - Limited Release Magnum & 750ml.

Also available in Limited Release Magnum.

Technical Data
pH: 3.66
TA: 5.5g/l
Alcohol: 14.5%

Colour: Deep red
Bouquet: Dominated by layers of dark berries and thyme
Palate: Showing masculinity with its ripe, fruit-glazed fine tannins, so typical of our Bendigo vineyard
Aging Potential: 6 to 10 years


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