Satellite Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Country

New Zealand

Region

Marlborough

Vineyards

Selected Wairau Valley Vineyards

Block

Variety

Year

2011

Harvest Date

31 March - 10 April 2011

Brix at Harvest

23.5 - 25.2

Viticulturist

Adam McCone

Soils

Alluvial based shallow and stony soils with overlying sandy loam. Silt and clay lenses in places.

Winemakers

Paul Bourgeois and Kathy-Lee Sowman

Winemaking

Clean ripe fruit was picked and hand plunged before being aged in 90% oak barrels prior to blending and bottling.

Colour

Bright Garnet

Bouquet

Cherry, strawberry and plum round out the fruits with a seasoning of gentle oak spice.

Palate

Crisp and fresh, the palate emphasises the red fruit spectrum and concludes with a supple, dry finish.

Release Date

November 2011

Cellaring

2-4 years

Analysis

Residual Sugar:

<3.0 g/L

pH:

3.53

TA:

6.10 g/L

Alcohol:

14% v/v