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2020 Gilbert Pinot Noir

Orange, NSW

A case in point of the ever-improving quality of Orange Pinot Noir. Pretty as a picture.

$28.00

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About The Wine

Young Will Gilbert is doing a lot of things right in his effort to elevate the status of Pinot Noir from Orange.

This is a tasty example of Pinot done his way.

A little bit of whole bunch action (15%), only a dab of new oak (20%), a good stint in bottle before release. It's all come up trumps.

This delivers very good very. A daily-drinking wine that will scratch that Pinot nicely.

About Gilbert

Simon Gilbert has been one of the quiet achievers in Australian wine for almost 40 years.

Having worked for some of the biggest names in Aus wine (Lindemans, Padthaway and Brangayne to mention just a few) he has amassed a very serious skill set which he is now putting to work under his own label which focuses on regionally expressive wines from NSW.

Simon is a sixth generation winemaker who has built a reputation for producing top quality wines under his own label since 2004. Now with son Will on board as co-winemaker, the Gilbert family winery is going from strength to strength.

Will and Simon Gilbert
Will and Simon Gilbert
Orange, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from one single vineyard, the fruit was handpicked, selected and hand sorted at harvest. The grapes were harvested in small lots in the early morning, taking advantage of the cool morning temperatures. 85% of the grapes were destemmed, and placed on top of the 15% whole bunch clusters that were left intact. The fruit was gently foot crushed and plunged twice daily in open fermentation. Temperatures were allowed to spike at 28°C, and then subsequently chilled to 24°C to enhance colour extraction.

The ferment was basket pressed, and delivered straight into 100% French oak barrels. 20% new with the majority being older oak barrels, 1, 2 and 3 year old. Malolactic fermentation was completed in barrel, after which it was racked, adjusted and returned to oak. This wine was blended in March where it was then held in stainless steel on light lees for 6 months and then bottled.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.1%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Will Gilbert
Will Gilbert
Orange, NSW
Delivery

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