Twelfth Night Pinot Noir

Twelfth Night Pinot Noir



Central Otago, New Zealand


Locharburn, Cromwell Basin

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

pH: 3.64

Alcohol: 14.3%

Acidity: 6.2 g/L

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The 2013 Pinot Noir was crafted from carefully hand-picked fruit from the sustainably farmed Vela Vineyard located high above Lake Dunstan in the Cromwell Basin of Central Otago.

The different clones were kept separated in individual fermentation vats of 3 to 5 tons. An average of a 5-7 day cold soak was followed by a 7-10 day fermentation time at a peak temperature of 28˚C and 5-7 days of post fermentation maceration. The traditional punch down technique was used to ensure maximum extraction of flavors and tannins. Each batch went into French oak where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was matured for 9 months.

Only the best juice was blended for the 2013 Pinot Noir.