DUNBAR ESTATES Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
Harvest date: 15 March 2018
Aging: 10 months in 28% new oak
Bottled: Jan 2019
Residual Sugar: <1 g/lt
The 2018 season started with an exceptionally warm spring, followed by record heat and sunshine hours. Our earliest harvest to date, rewarded with excellent ripeness and quality of fruit.
The grapes were picked at 24 Brix on 15 March 2018 in four different areas of the vineyard to add complexity. 100% destemmed, cold maceration for 5 days before being warmed and inoculated with selected yeast. Once dry, the wine was drained from the tank. Skins were pressed and combined with the freeway portion of wine.
The wine was aged for 10 months in 28% new oak before being racked, blended and bottled in January 2019.
Winemaker: Matt Connell.