Mitre Rocks Pinot Noir
Mitre Rocks vineyard is situated on the lower slopes of Central Otago’s Pisa Range, below the nearby Mitre Rocks formation. Our vines grow in
glacial schist - low-fertility, alluvial soils typical of the Cromwell Basin. We experience a cool climate of continental extremes - hot, dry summers with cool, dry autumns that promote intense flavour development of our fruit.
Our vineyard was intensively and carefully managed by award-winning viticulturists Robin and James Dicey of Grape Vision Ltd. The vines were hand thinned and leaf plucked from low-density vine plantings of Pinot Noir clones 5, 6, 667 and 777.
Under the care of award-winning winemaker Carol Bunn of Wine Artisan, this wine was crafted from a warm vintage with an exceptional crop harvested at 25o Brix and fermented in small open-top stainless steel fermenters for approximately 21 to 32 days. The wine was barrel matured for ten months in 228L French barriques (approx 40% new and 60% one to three-year old).
Analysis at bottling:
• Alcohol 14.0%
• TA = 6.0 g/L
• pH = 3.50
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