Processing involved cold soak of the must for a few days and
including approximately 10% whole bunches in the ferment. No
post ferment maceration was under taken. Oak maturation was in
predominantly used French oak barriques and bottled at the 12
month mark. The Pinot Noir is solely from clone MV6.
The 2002 Pinot Noir grapes were the first off the new Indigo
Vineyard at Beechworth and a stunning vintage to debut. As there
are three clones planted over different sites there is the opportunity
to process as a number of different parcels. Hence we have the
varietal bottling as well as a Single Vineyard wine.
The response to our 2012 Pinots from Beechworth was very positive,
so there was some nervousness in the lead up to vintage 2013.
Thankfully excellent winter rain, 670mm and then a fine dry summer
ticked all the boxes. The fruit was slightly riper than 2012.
Duck, quail and steak tartare.
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.