Retention of fruit character is always important. Processing involved cold soak of the must for a few days and included 33% whole bunches in the ferment. Oak maturation was in 100% second use French oak barriques and bottled after 14 months. This wine is a blend of the clones 666, 777 & Clone 5.
The first International release from Brokenwood in its 50 year history, which came about as a result of the bushfires that impacted Eastern Australia. We are grateful to our industry friends at Maude for supplying these grapes.
The 2020 Central Otago growing season followed a mild winter with bud burst coinciding with cool Spring conditions, there were three significant frosts but damage was minimal. Flowering was impacted by cool weather interspersed with rainfall which set a lighter than average crop.
Post fruit set, the weather was fine, and the smaller crop ripened evenly in the warm conditions. This has produced a wine with concentrated, ripe flavours with natural acidity.
Pairs well with duck, quail and steak tartare.
This wine will mature further although enjoyable as a rich young
Pinot Noir. Enjoy over the next decade.