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2017 The Hermit Ram Whole Bunch Pinot Noir

North Canterbury, NZ

Wild and bunchy Pinot with plenty of x-factor.

$36.00

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About
The old world has inspired many of the winemaking decisions at the Hermit Ram.

Theo Coles, winemaker

About The Wine

This is a wild a spicy Pinot Noir with plenty of x-factor.

Fermented as 75% whole bunches, this wine throws spice at you. It's a rugged, unshaven style of Pinot Noir, a world away from the polished and manicured styles that NZ has become famous for. 

There's something which drags you back to the glass each time you pull away.

A wine of raw magnetism and attitude. There's a reason The Hermit Ram has such a cult following.

About The Hermit Ram

Theo Coles is the enigmatic wildman behind The Hermit Ram creations.

This is what happens when traditional winemaking techniques cross with a punk rock attitude.

His wines are raw and loaded with attitude. Little to no additions are utilised during the winemaking process as Theo attempts to get the purest expression of the vineyard into the bottle.

The Hermit Ram is one of the poster boys of the NZ natural wine scene.

The Hermit Ram alone in the vineyard
The Hermit Ram alone in the vineyard
North Canterbury, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

This Pinot Noir comes from a small close planted vineyard on the Omihi slopes. The soil is predominantly clay with bands of limestone and iron oxide. As the clay is the dominating force through the soil, it brings a richness and flesh to this wine. The use of whole bunches helps to add floral aromatics and length to balance out this richness.

The structural elements and aroma gained from using whole bunches in Pinot Noir from North Canterbury also serves to promote longevity in the wine. It’ll make for fascinating drinking over the coming years.

This wine has approximately 75% whole bunches in the ferment. It was fermented with indigenous yeasts. It under went a natural malolactic fermentation. It has no Sulphur added until bottling. It is unfined and unfiltered. 20 ppm SO2 Total.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Theo Coles
Theo Coles
North Canterbury, NZ
Delivery

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