Charcoal Gully Sallys Pinch Pinot Noir 2008

Vintage

2008

100% pinot noir grapes were completely destemmed prior to batch pre-fermentation in open-top tanks. Hand plunged until fermentation was complete; settled in stainless tanks prior to malolactic fermentation; then aged in French oak barrels for 10 months before blending and bottling.

Awards

  • IWSC 2009 – Bronze Medal
  • Liquorland Top 100 2009 – Bronze Medal
  • Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009- Pure Bronze Medal
  • New Zealand IWS 2009- Bronze Medal

Winemaker

Carol Bunn, Vinpro, Cromwell

Winemaker's tasting notes

Good colour with purple hues. Bouquet of pinot noir notes: earthy complexity with dark cherry, toasty oak and hints of clove and spice. An elegant wine, with silky tannins and medium fruit weight on the palate, to be cellared for up to five years.