Pinot Noir 2010
• Date 1/03/08 ?12.8 baume ?pH 3.3 ?TA 7.5gm/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 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. Diam Closure.
• 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
‘the pinot is consistently firm and full of character’ Jeremy Oliver The Australian Wine Annual 2006
‘Wine quality is outstanding with some of the best pinot noir… in the region’
Ralph Kyte-Powell, Wine Regions of Victoria 2009
Le Concours de Vin du Victoria 2009
Gippsland Wine Show 2010 and 2011