Hawkshead - "First Vines" Pinot Noir 2011

The slightly slower ripening of vines in the Gibbston Valley enhances the development of colour and flavour. Gibbston wines shine through intense floral, perfumed notes and hints of sweet spice.

These older vines deliver a complex wine with rich roasted plum, sweet spice, and cinnamon notes on the nose. The wine is deep and richly textured, with layers of generous fine sweet plummy fruit, dark and serious, yet very seductive and seamless. It has a really ripe generous palate; with a fragrance of smoky oak. 

2011 vintage presented us a long growing season allowing the fruit to ripen well and harvest almost 2 weeks earlier than usual. It is aged for 11 months in French oak Barrels (30% new). There is no fining or filtration.

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