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Pinot Noir 2012
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Gewurztraminer 2012


<b>Rated 90 Points</b> Made from nearly 30 year old vines planted on the original Home Block vineyard, this wine shows lifted aromatics of lavender, brown spices, ginger and apple.


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Pinot Noir 2012

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.

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Harvest Information
Pinot Noir 2012

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/l

Winemaking 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

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