Mt Difficulty Lowburn Valley, Packspur,
Pinot Noir 2016
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Mt Difficulty Long Gully Pinot Noir will improve for 10 – 15 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
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Our winter was dry so we came into the season with low soil moisture, October was significantly warmer than average leading to early bud burst, November carried this warm dry start on and whilst we had a small amount of rainfall leading into December it too was largely drier than normal. This led to an early and successful flowering. January was unseasonably changeable, whilst we had some rain it was the wind and changeability that really influenced growing conditions, delaying the onset of veraison. February cracked on with some super warm and mostly dry conditions outside of one large rainfall event late in the month. March was again unseasonably changeable and overcast with small rain events occurring through the month. Finally, the sun returned in April, along with more settled, warm weather. The variability and overcast days delayed the onset of picking. The vintage was very compact; with everything being harvested over a 24 day period.
Alc. 13.9% T/A 4.4 gL-1 pH Residual Sugar <1 gL-1
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