2022 ChaLou Pinot Noir

Vibrancy and fruitiness abound in this Pinot Noir from the lovebirds at ChaLou
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The ChaLou Pinot Noir is so damn easy to drink.

With 1/4 of the fruit fermented using carbonic maceration, there are vibrant red-fruit tones and a certain lightness of touch though without the wine being one dimensional. The rest of the grapes had a cold soak on the skins for two days so the colour is quite pale, with aromas and flavours offering fruity characters but also a savoury edge, with spice giving the wine some depth.

This is a wine that you can easily sip on a Friday night or down with your dinner, and it will continue to develop for a few more years.

Tasting Notes: succulent red berry fruits with tones of dried thyme and pomegranate on the nose. Palate is light-medium bodied with ripe red cherry and subtle spice framed by savoury tannins.

Food: Roasted Quail with rosemary and thyme

Song Choice: The Passenger- Iggy pop

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully +15years

Vineyard: ChaLou, Orange. N.S.W

Soil: Ordovician material approximately 460million years old. It contains basic volcanic material; sandstone, siltstone breccia and conglomerate derived from basalt and andesite

Season: A long cool season. A wet and cool srping followed by a mild and reasonably dry summer. Vines were shoot thinned and leaf plucked to reduce disease pressure and keep canopies open and dry. Pinot Noir Grapes were picked from 24th March - 5th April.

Winemaking Notes:

115+114+667 clones hand-picked from top block were fermented with 30% whole bunch.

777+114+115 Clone from Henry Lane was fermented as 40% whole bunch.

Grapes were left to cold soak for 3 days prior to fermentation with native yeast.

Some time of skins post fermentation to build savoury interest and depth before being pressed.

Racked to barrel with fine solids for MLF.

Minimal filtration and sulfur additions prior to bottling. No fining = Vegan Friendly

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    NSW Pinot

    Light to medium bodied and lower in alcohol but in no way lacking in flavour and character. Cherry/ strawberry, herbal. Fresh, very enjoyable and food-friendly .

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