2012 Rockburn 'Ten Barrels' Pinot Noir | 1.5l MAGNUM
The 2012 vintage was warm, encouraging perfect ripeness in all our fruit, while retaining great levels of complexity and subtlety in the cooler Gibbston sub-region.
This wine is blended from two clones planted next to each other; Clone 5 and Clone 6. They were co-fermented in one 7- tonne fermenter and remained on skins for 24 days.
Of the ten barrels selected, three were new oak. Malo-lactic fermentation took place in the Spring; mid-Summer the ten barrels were selected, and set aside for a further five months maturation before bottling without fining or filtration (some deposit may occur in the bottle).