2016 Cornelius Armitage Pinot – Rated 97 Points Halliday Wine Companion

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Rich and powerful bouquet showing dark plum and cherry fruits with spice, bramble notes, earthy characters with cedar oak.  A wine built for longevity and will reward cellaring over the next 10 to 15 years.

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Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 8.7 × 8.7 × 29.7 cm
Rich and powerful bouquet showing dark plum and cherry fruits with spice, bramble notes, earthy characters with cedar oak. A brooding wine with dark fruits dominating the palate with layers of spice, earthy flavours and cedar oak. This is a powerful Pinot Noir with plenty of ripe tannins and firm acid giving the wine great structure and depth. A wine built for longevity and will reward cellaring over the next 10 to 15 years.
Winemaking Region: Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. - Clone: 114, 115, MV6. - Soil Type: Self mulching black vertosol derived from tertiary basalt. - Harvest Date: 7/03/16 - Yield: 3.5 kg/vine, 3.5 tn/ha, 8.75 tn/ha, 61 hl/ha. Oak Use:16 months in Troncais barriques, 1/3 new, 1/3 one & 1/3 two year old. - Winemaking: Fruit was hand-picked at optimal ripeness. 100%de-stemmed to a small 3 tonne open fermenter and cold soaked for 5 days. Fermentation was wild with the temperature peaking at 28 degrees. The wine was hand plunged daily over the 2 week period the wine was in tank. Pressed to barrel where it was left maturing for 16 months. It was then blended, filtered and bottled.