19

90

Pinot noir

Our low-vigour, stony, clay-rich soil, cool maritime mesoclimate, naturally tiny yields of under 35 hl/ha and our philosophy of expressing our terroir in our wines – give rise to a certain tightness, tannin line and elevated length to balance the richness and generosity of our Pinot noir. Our Pinot noir is not overtly fruity, soft and “sweet” and it generally shows hints of that alluring savoury “primal” character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.

Select Vintage:

Latest vintage available online via Port2Port.

Soil:

Low-vigour, stony, clay-rich, shale-derived soil

Alcohol:

12.97%

Acid:

6.5 g/l

pH:

3.69

Residual Sugar:

2.40 g/l


Barrel Maturation:

100%

Barrel Ageing:

12 months

Malolactic:

100%


Wooding:

100% 228 litre French Oak Barrels


French Coopers: Francois Freres

100%


Production:

2650 x 12 cases


Release date – August 1992
Growing Season

The 1990 growing season was hampered by high rainfall, hail and late cold weather. The reduced crop resulted in more concentrated juice. Harvesting was slightly later than usual, under cool conditions. Although a difficult season overall, the quality of the grapes were very high.