The grapes for the 2016 Aurum Madeleline Pinot Noir were 100% whole bunch fermented with wild yeasts and foot trampled in the traditional manner. Unfined and unfiltered.
It begins subtly, with seductive red and dark fruit florals mingling with fresh cut herb scents. In the mouth it grows in vigour and interest, with fascinating Campari-like bitterness offsetting the more regulation sweet fruit notes. Finely woven, dense, well-managed tannins pave the way to a lengthy, satisfying finish. It offers a sense of volume, but not in an obvious way.