Cannibal Creek Pinot Noir 2010



Harvest Details

•    Date 6/03/10 •13.5 baume • pH 3.5 • TA 7.65gm/lt


•    Intense violet and cherry characters on the nose
      combine with savoury and spice,


•    Violet cherry and savoury characters are
      complemented with good acid and tannin
      structure on the palate.

Wine Making

•    Wine maker and viticulture Patrick Hardiker
•    Small batch ferments of one tonne parcels are
      treated to different winemaking techniques
      from cold soaking, a variety of yeasts including
      wild yeasts and extraction of juice at the
      crushing to increase skin to juice ratio.
•    We use only French oak and between 30-50%
      is new
•    The wines are kept separate and through the
      process of assemblage in the spring we select
      the best barrels for the Cannibal Creek Range.
•    This pinot will age well over the next 10 years


•    Clone MV6
•    Cropping level 2 tonne per acre
•    Trellis: VSP
•    Soil: granitic, gravelley and sandy loam, a rich
      topsoil on a base of granite
•    Planted 1997 


•    Our Philosophy is simple; to create unique wines of
      exceptional quality. Cultural practices ensure low
      yielding vines produce intensely flavoured fruit. 
      The grapes are handpicked and crafted; with the
      minimal handling producing traditional style 
      boutique wines




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