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NGERINGA Pinot Noir 2020 750mL

A ruby red Pinot Noir that is medium bodied with vibrant, lifted red fruit aromas, along with fine herbal spice and earthy aromas derived largely from carbonic maceration. Fruit flavors include red plums and sour cherries. Texture is crunchy and fresh.

Bottle

$35.00

QTY

750mL

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Case of 12

$420.00

QTY

12 x 750mL

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Grown in our east-facing Summit Vineyard, which collects more of the morning sunlight and less of the intense, direct afternoon heat. Altitude ranges between 330m and 360m above sea level and the soil consists of sandy loam over red-orange clay, sandstone and ironstone. Fruit for this wine comes predominantly from the upper and lower sections of the Summit Vineyard, while the middle section goes to our Single Vineyard Pinot. The entire farm is certified biodynamic and is farmed with the rhythms of nature, tending towards a self-sustaining system without the use of synthetic chemical inputs.

The Pinot Noir is gently hand harvested into small 15kg crates and carefully tipped into one stainless steel fermenter keeping the berries in-tact for a true carbonic maceration. The grapes are allowed to steep for 7 days before a gentle press in to well-seasoned French barriques where the wines mature for 11 months. A small dose of sulphur is added at blending, prior to bottling. No enzymes, no fining, no filtration.
Closure: Stelvin screw cap
ABV: 12.1%

Overall 2020 produced some outstanding fruit, although not without challenges. An extremely dry winter and spring, coupled with poor flowering conditions, gave low vigour vines with an extremely low crop. Fortunately, moderate rain events in mid and late January refreshed the vines and set them up for veraison. The period leading into harvest was textbook cool, Adelaide Hills conditions. The low yields gave rise to concentrated flavours and high natural acidity.

Reviews

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    93 Points. Mike Bennie for The Wine Front
    “Biodynamic farmed and raised.

    Scents of sour cherry, game meat, tomato juice, white pepper. Similar to taste, a good mix of fruity and savoury, juicy texture with a little kiss of tannin and pleasing, sour cherry acidity to finish. Feels very unadorned, pure, vibrant yet with a mix of non-fruit character that is very appealing. Nice furry lick of tannin too. Yum.”

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