A welcoming entrance of voluptuous wild berries and fleshy plums, underlying forest floors, integrated spices, open fires with hints of toasted hot crossed buns coming together with a savoury mineral core that leads to a long lingering finish.
Climatic Conditions: Mild winter and warm spring resulting in an early bud-burst, leading into a cooler than usual summer, followed by an early autumn.
Harvested: 25th March – 16th April 2014
HARVEST & VINIFICATION
Marion’s Vineyard is a selection of predominantly two Pinot Noir clones; the Pommard and the Abel clone. Hand-picked and careful selection of grapes. 100% de-stemmed, cold-maceration and small batch fermentation in stainless steel vats and left on “skins” for 3 weeks. Aged in 35% new and 65% used French oak barriquesfor 18 months.
Date of Bottling: 18th February 2016
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Drinking Temperature: 16-18 C
Cellaring: 4-10 years