2019 Konpira Maru Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir from the Celeste vineyard, Whitlands, King Valley, Victoria.
10% whole bunch was transferred straight to vats, the other 90% was destemmed and lightly crushed to ensure a large percentage of whole berries remained. Natural fermentation then took place with daily foot stomping throughout. Pressed after three weeks on skins by basket-press and transferred to 100% old French oak. Racked and transferred back into barrel after three weeks of settling. The wine was then left in oak for a year-long maturation period. The wine was then racked to stainless steel, where all the barrels were blended and then hand bottled, unfined and unfiltered.