Kinross - "Kilted Pioneer" Gibbston Pinot Noir 2018

We are very proud to announce that the Kinross Pinot Noir is made by Grant Taylor and Jen Parr of Valli Vineyards, our neighbours! Here's a bit of information provided by them...

The part of the vineyard where the pinot grapes are grown was planted in 1997. So pretty old for this region. 

The nose exhibits beautiful perfume with bright cherry, raspberry, baking spice and mushroom.  The palate is beautifully layered with silky fine tannin, bright red fruit, wild herb spice and fresh acidity that gives the wine both power and length. A wonderful expression of Gibbston that is very age worthy.

Harvest Date: 5/4/18
Harvest Brix: 24.7
20% whole cluster
22 days on skins
20% new oak
Time in barrel: approx 11 months
 
100% Gibbston fruit (from the "Drystone" Vineyard)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Only 120 cases produced (1,440 bottles)
 

 


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