Caledonia Pinot Noir 2018 Gippsland - 6 Bottles

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Pretty Good

bright ruby with a light purple/watermelon coloured hue. Lifted aromas of pomegranate, red cherries, roses and Turkish delight mingle with exotic foresty notes of cinnamon and bracken. On the palate, it becomes plain how young this wine is. Tannins and acid are tightly wound together and the finish is firm and grippy. There are also citrus peel notes and other darker fruits present, but the wine needs time to unfurl and soften.

$32.00 per bottle $192.00 for 6 bottles
$ 192.00

Lots of factors make working with Gippsland fruit interesting, and this year was no exception. This year we had shorter skin contact times than usual, mostly due to the very intense nature of the fruit tannins. The fruit was destemmed and crushed but it became increasingly evident that the phenolic structure of the fruit was delicate and the downside risk of extracting greener tannins had to managed. As usual, the ferments were allowed to begin naturally but we made more effort this year to work the skins whilst trying to keep the ferment temperatures low. This had the desired effect and minimal green tannins were extracted and the ripe tannins we did extract were fine-grained and grippy. Again, we were forced to deviate from our preferred approach and the wine was racked on multiple occasions prior filtration and bottling. This year we bottled a small amount without any filtration at all. Please contact us, if you are interested in ordering this wine.

TASTING NOTES

bright ruby with a light purple/watermelon coloured hue. Lifted aromas of pomegranate, red cherries, roses and Turkish delight mingle with exotic foresty notes of cinnamon and bracken. On the palate, it becomes plain how young this wine is. Tannins and acid are tightly wound together and the finish is firm and grippy. There are also citrus peel notes and other darker fruits present, but the wine needs time to unfurl and soften.

More Information
Alcohol 10% - 15%
Price per Bottle $32.00
Region Gippsland
Varieties Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018*
VIP Exclusive No
Brand Caledonia Wines
Vintage Note *Vintage may vary. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.
This wine will take extra 3 days for delivery.