Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2017
Magnum 1.5Ltr - comes in a box
The Roaring Meg Pinot Noir Magnum celebrates the potential of Central Otago for producing aromatically intense Pinot Noir. Dark cherry and wild raspberry dominate with a briary note in the background; soft sweet brown spice characters add detail to the wine. Dark berry notes, framed by dried herb elements lead the wine onto the palate; the wine flows with good texture. Fine elegant tannins rise out of the mid-palate and then are displaced by the wine's crunchy cherry acidity. Refreshing and engaging.
Roaring Meg Pinot Noir will improve for 3-5 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.
A very interesting season - overall we ended up with an average amount of heat even though the season had a distinctly cool bend to it. A very warm, wet spring kicked off the growing season in style with very early bud-burst. Just as we were entering into flowering, the weather deteriorated with very cool wearer being the norm right through late December. This impacted on flowering with lower than average yields.
The harvest began on the 4th April and finished up on the 28th April, another condensed harvest. The magority of the fruit was destemmed to enhance the natural fruit characters of the Cromwell Basin. A small proportion was retained as whole cluster, with the aim of building texture and structure. The grapes stayed in the fermenter on average for a total of 22-24 days, with temperatures peaking at 28 - 30 degrees Celsius. The wine was plunged once daily during pre-fermentation and once to twice daily during fermentation. When the wine-tasted in harmony it was pressed off to French oak where it resided on lees for 10 months. It underwent malolactic fermentation during early spring, was racked out of barrel in mid-summer with filtration, but no fining, prior to bottling.
Alc. 14% Residual Sugar >1g/L
Accolades & Awards
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