2017 The Hermit Ram Whole Bunch Pinot Noir
2017 The Hermit Ram Whole Bunch Pinot Noir by Theo Coles.
This year's release is brighter, more fruitful and more floral than before. Crunchy and juicy raspberry and cherry fruit on the palate, this wine is immediately rewarding! It's juicy and savoury on the palate but with ample texture and length owing to its whole bunch aspect.
The fruit this year is grown between two vineyards in North Canterbury, one on the Omihi slopes (clay and limestone) and one on the Waipara flats (glacial gravels with bands of limestone) - Biogro certified Organic. From there it was harvested by hand, fermented with approximately 65% whole bunches in stainless steel for a few weeks before being pressed and put to rest in barrel for the rest of the year. Bottled unfiltered, unfined and under Nomacorc with minimal sulphites only at bottling (25ppm).