Provenance Pinot Noir 2014

2014 Big Sky Provenance Pinot Noir                                     

Viticulture

Variety: Pinot Noir (100% 115).  15 year old vines

Region: Te Muna, Martinborough.

Selected from favourite parcels of our low vigour, wind swept alluvial vineyard.

Hard pruning and extensive thinning.  Yield <1t/ acre

Harvest date: 29 March and 3 April 2014, hand picked                                                                     

Brix at harvest: 24 to 25 brix

Winemaking

Destem and crush: full destem, no crush

Fermentation: 7 days soak.  28 days on skins total. Wild yeast ferment, and spontaneous spring malo in barrel.

Elevage: 22 months in oak, 35% new, 65% one year.  Lightly fined and filtered.                                                        

Wine Analysis at bottling

Alcohol: 13.6%

pH: 3.68

RS (GF): <0.1%   

 

Tasting notes

Colour: Medium garnet

Bouquet: Dense aromas of dark cherries, tobacco, and a bit minty

Palate: Juicy ripe berry fruits, smokey chocolate with a lingering savoury finish.  Well structured with firm acids and tannins.

Food Match: Try it with barbequed lamb or roast duck, maybe with a berry coulis.

 

Cellaring: Can start drinking in 2019, but will cellar well for 10+ years.

 

Viticulturists and winemakers  Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban