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SHERWOOD ESTATE 2007 Pinot Noir
The Sherwood Estate 2007 Pinot Noir is produced from selected parcels of grapes grown at our Sandy Creek vineyard and other sites in Marlborough.
The fruit was harvested between the 4th and 20th of April in excellent condition. Upon arrival at the winery the fruit was de-stemmed and gently tipped into open top fermenters. Yeast was added to initiate the ferment after a five day "soak" period. The cap was hand plunged three times a day and the juice spent an average of 16 days "on skins". Malolactic fermentation and oak maturation for two months was completed prior to blending, fining and bottling.
The 2007 Pinot Noir displays ripe, sweet, plum notes with an edge of complexity on the nose. The palate is rich and round supported by fine grain tannins.
An excellent match for most meat dishes.
Analysis at Harvest
6.5-7.8 g/l TA
Analysis at Bottling
5.5 g/l TA