Invivo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

"Deep ruby red with a dense purple hue. Very ripe and perfumed nose with dark cherries and plums with an earthy, complex oak backbone. Palate is instantly mouth-filling with a solid core of sweet cherries and hint of toast. Silky tannins help complete the palate and the finish is long and sweet. This wine is instantly appealing and varietal and will also reward cellaring."

Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker.

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Vineyards Lowburn & Northburn
Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Brix at Harvest 24.5 – 25.2
Cellaring 1 – 6 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar <2g/L
pH 3.6
TA 5.8
Alcohol 13.5%
S02 at Bottling 31/60

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Winemaking

Hand harvested fruit was de-stemmed into small open fermenter’s 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 new (35%) and 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. Invivo Pinot Noir 2010 has not been fined and only lightly filtered. It is designed to be a pure expression of the vineyards and so is made with minimal intervention and ultimate respect for the fruit.

Harvest date: 13th – 21st April 2010

Awards

  • 4 Stars

    Cuisine Magazine

  • Bronze Medal

    2012 Decanter World Wine Awards

  • 4.5 stars

    Michael Cooper’s 2012 Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wine

  • Silver Medal

    2013 International Wine Challenge