2015 Ceres The Artists Collection Inlet Vineyard Pinot Noir
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After a normal budburst the vintage started cool, which slowed the vines down. The temperature recovered in late December and we had a cool January, but a long hot finish from February to end of March. This resulted in very perfumed and aromatic fruit with a wider range of flavors than normal. There is a significant acid backbone which provides structure and definition and will certainly aid in the aging of this wine.
Inlet Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir was fermented with wild yeast and spent 28 days on the skins; around 10 days cold soak, 8 – 9 days in ferment then 10 days post ferment. A philosophy of minimal oak influence is followed, maturation in well-seasoned / aged barrels provides for the wines development. Free from oak flavors allows this wine to shine as the most candid expression of Pinot Noir on its site. 18 months in seasoned barrels (French, from a variety if Burgundian coopers). Clones 777, 6, 115.
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Venison Steaks with Caramelized Onions and MushroomsThis meal is perfect for a cold winter's night. Succulent venison steak pairs perfectly with the sweet caramelised vegetables. Enjoy with a glass of bold Pinot Noir to perfectly complement the flavors of this dish.