2018 Leaf Series Pinot Noir
Pemberton’s winter and spring rainfall was below average, then 200mm fell on January 19. The temperatures, too, fluctuated wildly: Pemberton’s 2018 maximums varied from 18°C to 37°C. Overnight temperatures were cold, which helped acid retention. Despite the January rain event, the vines recovered quickly with strong, drying, Easterly winds and yields were hardly effected and high quality Pinot Noir fruit was retained.
Select parcels of Pinot Noir from Pemberton’s Channybearup Road vineyards were hand picked and brought to the winery for bunch selection across our sorting table. The ferment contained 30% whole bunches and the rest de-stemmed but not crushed to employ carbonic maceration. The grapes were cold soaked prior to fermentation to gently extract colour and primary flavour. Gentle pressing and 6 months barrel maturation in a selection of new and used French oak.
A wine expressive of its region fills the glass with aromas such as cherry and berry red fruits. The palate is pure with soft tannins. Fine French oak provides subtle cedar and spice.
This wine has delicate aromas and flavours which make it an ideal accompaniment to game dishes such as duck or rabbit and equally suited to try with soft ripe cheese.
- Varietal(s):Pinot Noir
- Alc / Vol:13.0%
- Optimal drinking:Now until 2023