Schubert Wines - 2015 Pinot Noir "Block B"

ORIGIN: Wairarapa               15 Block B

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS:

A windy spring and wet spells over the year, was followed by hot dry summer.

 

DATE OF HARVEST: 2nd - 6th April 2015

HARVEST & VINIFICATION:

Block B is a selection of the Dijon Pinot Noir clones; specifically the clones 115, 667, 777, 114 and 113. Hand-picked and careful selection of grapes. 100% de-stemmed, cold-maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats and left on “skins” for 3 weeks. Aged in 45% new and 55% used French oak barriques for 18 months.

DATE OF BOTTLING: 16th December 2016

ALC: 14% VOL

2015 Block B

TASTING NOTES:

Dark ruby hue with a seductive bouquet showing complexity and a depth of perfumed violets and floral notes, layers of dark luscious cherries alluring exotic spices wrapping around a savoury earthy heart in our classic Block B style.

Beautiful elegant and silky entrance of fresh dark cherries, a seam of exotic spices entwined with physical tannins with a layered powerful core of forest floor notes of leather and fine of toasted oak. A truly beautiful example which will cellar well over time.

 

DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 16-18 ºC

CELLARING: 5-12 years

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