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Louis Pinot Noir
2016
Louis Pinot

A medium flavoured all round red for any occasion

This wine, our junior Pinot Noir reveals liveliness and youthfulness in its colour, aroma and flavours.  Similar winemaking techniques are utilized as for our renowned Freycinet Pinot Noir.

Fully ripened fruit from our Louis vineyard site is fermented over a 7 to 8 day period in a rotary fermenter. A pure yeast culture is added and the ferment temperature is allowed to peak at 32 degrees. After gently extracting colour, flavour and tannins from the skins the wine is pressed and matured in French oak barriques (8 % new) for 12 months prior to bottling.

The aroma reveals spicy red berry fruits with subtle oak and forest perfume. The generous round palate is  awash with sweet cherry and plum flavours overlaying savoury silky fine tannins and a smooth textural long finish. The restrained use of oak accentuates the fruit and drinkability of this wine in its youth. Careful cellaring at a cool, constant temperature over any period up to 10 years will add extra mellowness and gamey complexity.

Food Recommendations

This all round Pinot is suitable for any occasion with or without food. Most enjoyable when matched with a wide range of medium flavoured fine foods including fish, vegetarian, poultry, game and beef.

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