2018 Ekleipsis Nouveau Pinot Noir
Ekleipsis is the project of Jess Mavromatis, formed from her love of lo-fi wines.
The 2018 Pinot Nouveau was made with fruit from two BioGro certified vineyards, one growing on Waipara gravels along the river terrace in sunny North Canterbury. The other was slightly further north on the calcareous clay soils of Omihi. Partial carbonic maceration, one parcel of fruit was fermented as whole bunches under CO2 and wrapped tightly in an open top vessel for two weeks. Foot crushed, left for 48 hours then pressed and racked into a stainless-steel variable capacity tank to undergo partial malolactic fermentation. The second parcel of fruit was destemmed and underwent wild fermentation. After 28 days it was pressed into one very old French oak barrel and left to undergo malolactic fermentation.