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2021 Gentle Folk 'Village' Pinot Noir
A blend of all our estate vineyards plus the Wilsmore vineyard in Piccadilly, this 2021 release is light and youthful with wonderfully integrated silky tannins, structure and acidity...perfect for pairing with nearly anything on the lunch and dinner table.
Vineyards: Monomeith (30%), Little Creek (30%), Piccadilly (20%) & Scary Gully (20%)
Vine age: 22-35 years
Clones: MV6, D5V12, Pommard, 114, 115,777, Wadensville & Martini
Aspects: East-west (Monomeith), north-south (Little Creek), South (Piccadilly), south-east & south-west (Scary Gully)
Soils: Light loamy clay over sandstone with extensive schist & quartz rubble.
Vinification: 20% whole cluster open top fermentation for three weeks, but the blend includes some shorter macerated100%-whole-bunch fermentation barrels. Eight months in French oak barriques and puncheons, 10% new.
TA: 5.5 g/L
Production: 766 dozen