2015 Mottiar Pinot Noir

2015 Mottiar Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes

Aromatics of raspberry, red currant, plum, licorice and black tea. This vintage has a delicate, energetic mouthfeel and flavours of raspberry, cranberry, other dried berry fruits and a lingering trace of vanilla

Picked at the Mottiar Vineyard on September 22nd as grape sugars averaged 22.1° Brix.

After harvest the fruit was destemmed and crushed.  Primary fermentation using indigenous yeast took place in a neutral three-tonne oak cuve. The wine was transferred to French oak barrels to complete malolactic fermentation.

This wine aged for nine months in barrel, 15% of which were new. A two-barrel selection was blended and aged a further four months in neutral barrels, followed by five months in stainless steel.

At the time of bottling, the wine was measured at 12.5% alcohol, 0 grams per litre residual sugar, 5.7 grams per litre titratable acidity and 3.4 pH.

Only 52 cases were produced. Enjoy now to 2023.

Food Companions:

Try with roasted beet and ricotta salad with dill vinaigrette or soy roasted lake trout with seasonal mushrooms and Jerusalem artichoke puree. Serve near 14° C.