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2018 LW Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

2018 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Pinot… but not overdone – powerful fruit, earthy and soft tannins

Vineyard: Willsmore Vineyard, Piccadilly

Planted: 1998 (MV6) and 2001 (114)

Soil type: Sandy loam on Sandstone and soft red rock

Picking date: March 3, 2018

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destemmed retaining 50% whole berries with no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 2 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: 2000L Slavonian oak Foudre and French Barrique for 12 months, then stainless steel for 2 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 13.1%

pH: 3.66

TA: 6.1

SO2: 21F, 56T

Production: 275 dozen