Active and careful vineyard management is vital for growing quality grapes. Good grapes make good wine. 2017 vintage presented a long growing season allowing the fruit to ripen well and catch the best of the late autumn sun. Hawkshead Pinot Noir is aged for 11 months in French oak barrels with 25% new oak. Drinking beautifully now, and can be cellared for 5 – 7 years.
Winemaker: Dean Shaw
100% Pinot Noir (100% Gibbston fruit)
Clones: 114 Abel and 667
Harvest Date: 27th April 2017
Bottling Date: 7th March 2018