Pinot Noir 'Omaka Reserve', Marlborough, Saint Clair

A lush, full-bodied Pinot Noir. Ripe cherry and plum dominate with a touch of smoky oak and savoury, earthy tones.
The fruit was cold soaked for five days prior to fermentation to help extract maximum flavour and to enhance colour stability. 18% whole cluster bunches were added to the fermentation to add a stems component and another layer of complexity. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts; the fermenting must was hand plunged up to six times daily at the peak of fermentation. At dryness the wine was pressed, then racked off the gross lees to a mixture of 32% new French oak and older seasoned 225 litre oak barriques. The wine was aged for 10 months during which time it underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was then carefully extracted from oak, blended and prepared for bottling.

Three words to describe this wine:

meaty – savoury – oak
RRP: å£36.35


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