• 2020 Pinot Noir - DRNKS

Nikau

2020 Pinot Noir

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Notes from Dane...
The 2020 has now had 2 years resting in bottle and is beginning to look like the wine it will be. It is in style very similar to the 2019 (the process is always the same), It is medium bodied, layered and complex. It also exudes fresh acidity and balance. The yields in 2020 were tiny and we harvested about 600kg of fruit in total. The quality of the fruit though was exceptional with tiny berries on very small bunches producing very concentrated flavours while still holding great acidity. I won’t talk much about the winemaking as there is really not a lot to say.. 100% hand destemmed fruit into stainless steel and left to start fermentation by it’s own accord. The fermentation was low and slow at relatively low temperatures due to the cool weather (it was April by this stage). No maceration, no plunging, no movement. After about 6 weeks the wine was pressed back into stainless steel for 10 months before being bottled by gravity directly off of its full lees. This is by far the most “less is more” wine I have ever made, and has only been made possible by being able to grow fruit of the highest quality and health. It is a profound and captivating wine that is a very transparent and honest view of time and of place. It has immense energy, purity and vitality that I think can only happen when everything that contributes to a wine aligns in synchronicity and balance.

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