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Peregrine 2005 Pinot Noir
- 100% Cromwell Basin
- 3-5 years
- Duck, salmon, venison and beef fillet
TASTING NOTE:The fruit for this wine came from the Cromwell basin. Three vineyards make up this wine, the Northburn vineyard on the eastern side of Lake Dunstan, the Aurora vineyard situated at Bendigo and the Morris vineyard on the western side of Lake Dunstan.
The fruit was hand harvested, destemmed to open top fermenters. The fruit was given a 5-7 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 (35% new) where it spent 10 months. The wine was racked from barrel and lightly filtered before being bottled. No fining was needed
Due to changeable weather during flowering the bunches that the vines produced were very small with very small berries. This fruit has produced a wine with plenty of concentration. The wine has great depth of colour, bright fruit on the nose. The palate abounds with black cherries, plum, spice and mouth caressing fine grain tannins. With a little time the wine will become more complex as savoury components develop.