Pinot Noir 2012
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CUISINE MAGAZINE RECOMMENDED | A bright purple colour leads in to layers of red fruits followed by blackberry, black cherry and spicy notes in a full wine of rich texture and lasting finish.
2012 Pinot Noir
Our Shaky Bridge Artisan Series wine is made from the best of our hand-picked fruit, and defines our skill as a producer of quality wines. Hands on winemaking and endless attention to detail allow us to create multi-layered wines of exceptional quality. The Artisan Series wine provides a rewarding tasting experience and demonstrates the high quality attributes of our source vineyards in the Alexandra basin.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Sourcing fruit from vines on our 30 year old Home Block and the Terrace Vineyard, the deep purple colour of this wine leads in to layers of bramble, thyme, blackberry, black cherry, licorice and hints of cocoa. Spiced vanilla oak and smoky notes complete an enriching sensory experience. Released in April 2013, following 18 months ageing in the barrel and 6 months in the bottle. The wine is delicious to drink on release in 2014 but will benefit from up to 7 years cellaring, buy by the case and watch its development. Enjoy by 2020.
Shaky Bridge Wines is located in the stunningly beautiful Alexandra Basin of Central Otago, New Zealand. Our source vineyards are situated below the 45th Parallel in the southern most wine growing region on the globe. Our location is ideally suited to the creation of the aromatic varieties of white wine, alongside Pinot Noir which is our primary variety.
Sourcing fruit from 6 distinct blocks that vary in age from 10 - 30+ years, Shaky Bridge Wines owns one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in Central Otago. The various locations, soil types and clones used within each block provide our winemaker, Dave Grant, with a virtual painters pallet of flavours to create multi-dimensional wines of exceptional quality, depth and satisfaction.
Winemaker Dave Grant (NZ)
Dave Hook (NZ)
Harvest Date Late April & May 2012
Vineyards Home Block, Terrace
Total Production 400 cases
Wine Analysis Alcohol 13.5%, TA 5.86g/l, pH 3.5, RS>0g/lWinemaking Notes
Very low yields of very high quality Pinot Noir grapes were hand harvested around April 29th 2012. We de-stemmed and lightly crushed the grapes, leaving the juice and skins to cold soak for a period of about 12 days before primary fermentation.
Using warm fermentation temperatures the wine was hand plunged and pumped-over several times daily. We racked the wine in to 40% new, 30% first year and 30% second year oak barrels for maturation and malolactic.
The wine remained in oak for 14 months prior to bottling. Given the grape quality and intensity of this wine, our use of oak was a departure from our usual 11 month regime. We lightly filtered the wine before bottling