Eight Point Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012

"Deep purple, with cherry hues – the nose is a wall of ripe plums and cherry compote with toasty espresso and a hint of earthy wild thyme. The palate is dense with a solid core of fruit in the mid palate and finishes with fine, well-structured tannins. This powerful wine is showing great promise in its infancy but the patient among us will be well rewarded with ageing."

Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Vineyards Lowburn, Northburn, Bannockburn, Gibbston Valley
Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Brix at Harvest 24.5 - 25.2
Cellaring 1 - 10 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar <1g/L
pH 3.6
TA 5.6
Alcohol 14.3%

Other Vintages for this Wine

2013

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Winemaking

Hand harvested fruit was de-stemmed into small open fermenters and left to cold soak for around 7-10 days until the musts warmed enough for indigenous yeasts to initiate fermentation. The small parcels were then hand plunged 3 times a day and left on skins for up to 3 weeks post fermentation. The lightly pressed young wines were then transferred under gravity to seasoned Burgundy barriques (Saury, Francois Frere, Mercurey, Demptos). The wine was left to undergo malolactic fermentation in the spring and finally blended in late summer.

Harvest date: 13th - 21st April 2012

Awards

  • Bronze Medal

    New Zealand International Wine Show 2014

  • Bronze Medal

    Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015