2010 Di Stasio Pinor Noir

The Di Stasio vineyard has been planted with a variety of Pinot clones that ensure an interesting and complex wine. The elevated site promotes delicate flavours but not at the expense of concentration. The vineyard is handpicked and the grapes are crushed into small open fermenters with a small portion of whole bunches included. Throughout the fermentation the wine is regularly hand-plunged to gently extract colour and varietal flavours. After gentle pressing the wine is transferred to a combination of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for a 10 month maturation.

Bright and vibrant in the glass with intense aromas of dark cherry, plum and spice. The palate is medium bodied in style with beautiful balance and acid structure. Much like the Chardonnay this wine combines elegance with concentration. On the finish the tannins are soft with just enough grip. Medium term cellaring will see this wine develop more complexity.

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