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Peregrine 2008 Pinot Noir
- 98% Cromwell Basin and 2% Gibbston
- 27th March - 3rd May
- 22.1 - 26.2
- 5, 6, 10/5, Abel, 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777
- 3-5 years
- Duck, Salmon, Venison and Beef Fillet
TASTING NOTE:The 2008 growing season was long with above average temperatures providing the perfect conditions for producing a classic Central Otago Pinot Noir. The fruit is from Central Otago sourced from the Cromwell basin and Gibbston sub regions.
The fruit was carefully hand harvested from selected vineyards, destemmed without crushing to open top fermenters. The fruit was given a 2-7 day cold maceration prior to warm fermentation. The fermented fruit then had an extended post fermentation maceration to help with tannin extraction and integration. The average time on skins was approximately three weeks.
The resulting wine was pressed to French oak barrels (38% new) where it spent 10 months. The wine will be racked from barrel and lightly filtered before being bottled.
The 2008 Peregrine Pinot Noir has an expressive nose that has mocha, cherry and spice. The palate has wonderful flavours of spice, dark cherries, plum, and mouth caressing silky fine grain tannins. While this wine is fantastic now it will reward the patient for many years to come.