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2012 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir Zdar

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In the winery: The wine was matured in French oak for 11 months prior to bottling. Then a further 3 years ageing in bottle before release.


Colour
Rich dark red
Aroma
Ripe cherry,wild berry and dark chocolate
with smokey savoury notes.
Palate
A full rounded palate with savoury earthy
flavours adding depth and complexity
with spice on the finish. The tannins are
silky giving a full structured mouthfeel
seamlessly integrated with ripe Pinot
fruit and subtle oak characters.

Grapes
100% Pinot Noir sourced from our estate
vineyard at Relbia in northern Tasmania.

Winemaking
Hand picked Pinot Noir is gently
destemmed with minimum berry
breakage and placed with 35% whole
bunches in small batch open top
fermenters with regular plunging to
immerse the skins and extract colour
and tannin as gently as possible. After
pressing the wine undergoes malolactic
fermentation in French Oak Barriques
and is matured in oak for 11 months
prior to bottling. A further 3 years ageing
in bottles is undertaken in temperature
controlled conditions before the wine is
released

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Good winter and spring rainfall allowed the vines an early and strong bud-burst when the season began. Warm (for Tasmania) mild conditions produced moderate crops that ripened early and displayed richness and intensity of flavour with beautifully balanced power and natural acidity for age-ability and length Undoubtedly one of the finest vintages of recent years

Cellaring
Whilst already aged in our cellar and very
approachable now, the richness of fruit and fine tannins with further cellaring will reward you with a complex, savoury wine.
Optimum cellaring to 2022

Technical Details
13.9%Alc/Vol
TA 6.7 g/l
3.65 pH

Last edited on 11/16/2019 by LindsayM

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