2012 Kirkcaldy Pinot Noir
Big, lifted and rich nose with dark berries, spice with forest floor notes and creamy cedar oak. The palate is highly concentrated with great structure and power. Dark fruits, forest floor notes and spice dominate with an intense cedar oak finish. Firm acid and tannin gives the wine its backbone and longevity to be enjoyed over the next 8 to 10 years.
Fruit was hand-picked and de-stemmed to small 3 tonne open fermenters and cold soaked for 5 days. Fermentation was wild with the temperature peaking at 28 degrees. The wine was hand plunged once a day and pressed at dryness. It then underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel where it was left maturing for 15 months. 13% ABV.