SEW & SEW CONTOUR PINOT NOIR 2017
|Vineyard:||Sew & Sew|
|Origin:||Adelaide Hills, South Australia|
|Colour:||Clear ruby red|
Pronounced aromas of strawberry and notes of cherry pie, under-laid with dark luscious plum and the earthy smells of fresh rain.
Pronounced flavours of raspberry, cherry and strawberry. Medium bodied wine with fine silky tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish.
Over recent years there has been a trend of earlier starts to vintage- the 2017 vintage started 3 weeks later than average. This is attributed to good strong winter and heavy spring rains coupled with low temperatures. The vines developed good canopies due to adequate good soil moisture, setting them up for an excellent season. The days post-Christmas were mild and dry allowing steady ripening conditions and reduced the high disease pressure of spring.
The wine is aged in 20% new French oak and the remainder in mature barriques. The wine remains on yeast lees until just prior to bottling when racking and blending occur.