Pinot Noir Riverina New South Wales
The cool ripening Pinot Noir is frustratingly difficult to grow even in the most favourable of climes. Consider then, the skill and dedication required to achieve such an immensely satisfying Pinot wine out of four different clones, all grown to sun drenched vineyards on the Riverina. Trentham Estate are well positioned to achieve the quality of wine that's essential for engaging the Pinot Noir enthusiast, filled with aromatic fruit and supported by supple oaken tannins, ideally alongside a rose pink breast of duck or succulent, crispy skinned pork roast.
Pinot Noir is often referred to as the noblest of all grape varietals, the essential ingredient to the finest Champagne and great growths of Burgundy. Trentham Estate is vinified from four different clones, grapes of varying colour and tannin, a diverse range of natural fruit flavours, contributing complexity and weight to the final wine. Picked off the finest blocks of Pinot Noir, bunches are destemmed, pumped through a chiller into fermenters and cold soaked for a day or two at 5⁰C. Batches are inoculated, vinified for five days on skins and pressed for a course of maturation, a component is sent for a term in French oak barrels before assemblage into the finished wine. Alcohol 13.5%
Bright scarlet colour. A delicate, lifted aroma displaying strawberry and red cherry fruits, mocha and vanilla. The berry characters continue on to the palate, supported by light licorice tannins and subtle oak. The flavours linger on a long, delicate, fruit and spice driven finish. Enjoy with tomato pasta or Asian style chicken, duckling or Atlantic salmon.