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Giant Steps Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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Giant Steps Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

 

For the Giant Steps Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 vintage, the fruit was highly perfumed and delicate. Flavours are rich and long.

Southern Tasmania also had a fantastic Spring with highly successful flowering so again, this enabled the wine to shoot thin and cluster select down to one bunch per shoot. The whole ripening season was a little earlier than average and despite some good January rain, the overall growing season was relatively dry. The fruit was picked with lower sugars but with beautiful flavour and stem ripeness. This allowed it to go for the maximum while bunch inclusion in our ferments. The 2018 Nocton Pinot fruit was highly perfumed and delicate (the D5V12 clone was an important component of the blend) and the flavours are rich and long. Both clones were fermented separately in small open oak vats. 100% whole bunch, Indigenous yeast. Daily drains by gravity were splashed back onto the cap to maintain a constant ferment. Some pigeage (foot stomping) towards the end of ferment. Bottled by gravity with no fining or filtration.

The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Coal River Valley, Tasmania
Vintage - 2018
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14%