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Saddleback 2008 Pinot Noir
- 100% Gibbston and Cromwel Basin
- 27th March - 10th May
- 22.5 - 26.2
- 5, 6, 10/5, Abel, 115, 667 and 777
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 100% Central Otago sourced from Gibbston and the Cromwell basin.
The fruit was carefully hand harvested from selected vineyards, de-stemmed without crushing into fermenters and cold soaked prior to inoculation with selected yeasts. Fermentation temperature of 32˚C was attained to help with colour, flavour and mouth feel. The resulting wine was gently pressed to age with French oak of which the new oak component is 20%.The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling.
The 2008 Saddleback Pinot Noir has aromas of violets, dried fruits and cherry. The palate has sweet cherry, plum and spice with full mouth feel, fine tannin structure and a long warm finish.