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Craft Series The Journey 2 Pinot Noir 2014

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Winemaking - Lovingly handpicked fruit from the Slopes vineyard was hand loaded into small open top fermentation tanks as whole clusters with 100% retention of the grape stem. This distinctive batch was an Abel dominant field blend that included a small percentage of Dijon clone 115. This was later blended with a parcel of pure Abel clone from our Ben Morven vineyard. Also handpicked and mostly destemmed into small open top fermentation tanks with 20% of the fruit being added as whole clusters. The use of whole clusters, with the associated retention of the bunch stem at fermentation, is a very old technique used to add a lifted, spicy perfume while enhancing the tannic structure of the resulting wine. The grapes were cold soaked for around seven days, before the onset of rapid, warm fermentation. The ferments were hand plunged up to five times each day to keep the skins in intimate contact with the fermenting juice, then left to macerate for an additional week post fermentation ensuring optimum flavour development and tannin integration. The young wines were drained and pressed before being aged in French oak puncheons for 11 months, with malolactic fermentation occurring naturally as the weather warmed in early spring. Tasting Note - Dark berry fruits and red cherries laced with a whiff of vanilla combine with warm baking spice and smoky French oak. This is a boldly flavoured Pinot where big fruit is matched by an equally robust tannic structure. Saturated summer berry fruits, tinged with dried herb and spice so typical of the Abel clone dominate the early palate till the oak shows its subtle influence enhancing the natural fruit sweetness as well as contributing elements of both smoke and spice before the finish becomes dominated by the firm yet fine grain tannin structure that draws the wine to a lengthy finish.

Customers please note the following steps to collect your online order:
Photographic proof of identity, a valid boarding card and your order confirmation email must be shown to collect the order.

See here for full Pick Up Point details.

  • Product Description
    • Winemaking - Lovingly handpicked fruit from the Slopes vineyard was hand loaded into small open top fermentation tanks as whole clusters with 100% retention of the grape stem. This distinctive batch was an Abel dominant field blend that included a small percentage of Dijon clone 115. This was later blended with a parcel of pure Abel clone from our Ben Morven vineyard. Also handpicked and mostly destemmed into small open top fermentation tanks with 20% of the fruit being added as whole clusters. The use of whole clusters, with the associated retention of the bunch stem at fermentation, is a very old technique used to add a lifted, spicy perfume while enhancing the tannic structure of the resulting wine. The grapes were cold soaked for around seven days, before the onset of rapid, warm fermentation. The ferments were hand plunged up to five times each day to keep the skins in intimate contact with the fermenting juice, then left to macerate for an additional week post fermentation ensuring optimum flavour development and tannin integration. The young wines were drained and pressed before being aged in French oak puncheons for 11 months, with malolactic fermentation occurring naturally as the weather warmed in early spring. Tasting Note - Dark berry fruits and red cherries laced with a whiff of vanilla combine with warm baking spice and smoky French oak. This is a boldly flavoured Pinot where big fruit is matched by an equally robust tannic structure. Saturated summer berry fruits, tinged with dried herb and spice so typical of the Abel clone dominate the early palate till the oak shows its subtle influence enhancing the natural fruit sweetness as well as contributing elements of both smoke and spice before the finish becomes dominated by the firm yet fine grain tannin structure that draws the wine to a lengthy finish.

  • Collection point
    • Customers please note the following steps to collect your online order:
      Photographic proof of identity, a valid boarding card and your order confirmation email must be shown to collect the order.

      See here for full Pick Up Point details.