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2020 Sato Pinot Noir Northburn

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A delicious, intensely fruited yet savoury Pinot Noir from Northburn takes flight yet again!  

From James Suckling: 96 Points. A fresh and nicely dense pinot noir with strawberries and dark cherries with orange peel and fresh flowers. It’s medium- to full- bodied with creamy round tannins and a fine, velvety texture. Savory and fine. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

Vintage: 2020
Vineyard: Northburn Station Vineyard
Soil: Sandy, stony loam over river gravel with mineral rich schist and quartz
Viticulture: Certified organic - no pesticides, herbicides, systemic fungicides or inorganic fertilisers used
Harvest: Hand picked. 28 & 30 March 2022.
Vinification: Natural yeast fermentation. No whole bunch. 25-27 days on skins. No additives except for <12mg/L sulphites before bottling.
Maturation: 17 months in French oak barrels. 21% new oak.
Bottling: 22 October 2021 without fining or filtration. 3086 bottles produced.