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Anchorage Nelson Pinot Noir 2017

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We are proud to announce that our 2017 Pinot Noir has received 4.5 out of 5 stars! 

Peter Saunders writes;

"Nicely flavoursome fruit from a light-medium weight body. Thus a lightish textiure with plenty of subtle Pinot characters in the mouth. Very nice drinking with appropriate food courses (light-medium weight) and with a nice Nelson statement showing well. Ready to be enjoyed through 2018 and could surprise in 2020 with an extra couple of years mellowing in the cellar."

WINE: Pinot Noir 2017

REGION: Nelson

STYLE: Lightly oaked

VINEYARD: Anchorage Bridge Vineyard

WINEMAKING: machine picked fruit got destemmed/crushed and immediately inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Over two weeks the grapes were plunged 3 times a day in an open vat. To improve colour and body the grapes were left under cover for another week before being pressed off. The wine was racked and put into tanks to undergo malolactic fermentation whilst in contact with a mix of French and American oak. Final filtration a week before bottling in September 2017.


FIRST IMPRESSIONS: a soft and elegant Pinot Noir, cherry and plum flavours give way to more savoury aromas paired with hints of dark chocolate and tasty vanilla notes.

PALATE: The clean fruitiness and complex savoury aromas stay present, all wrapped in a soft tannin structure like a good dark chocolate.

ACCOMPANIMENTS: Try this with duck or other fowl, or just to unwind after a busy day or to welcome people at a barbeque in the evening.

Harvest date: 4th April 2017
Winemaker: Stefan Heinrich
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual sugar: 1.6g/L
Acidity: 5.8g/L