Rippon Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Tinker's Field 2008
Picked by hand into small, 10kg cases allowing the fruit to arrive at the winery's sorting table undamaged and intact. They were picked and fermented separately in 10, 2-ton stainless steel fermenters. 40% whole cluster component. Each parcel is fermented and matured before blending. The winery's resident yeast population (non-inoculated) started fermenting on the 6th-9th day of cuvaison. The ferments reached maximum temperatures of 29-32 degrees Celcius. 10 months of new (35%) to 4 year old barrels. The malolactic fermentation went through unaided (non-inoculated) in spring time; it was then racked back into barrel and allowed a second winter in barrel before being run directly into bottle without filtering or fining.
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A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2008 Rippon Pinot Noir Tinker's Field 750ml
Medium ruby color; deep, tight, herbal aromas with a hint of cherry and mint; deep, rich, herbal flavors with some cherry and spice notes; moderate tannin and oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Earthy, herbal Pinot that needs some time t... Pinot Report. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2008 Rippon Pinot Noir Tinkers Field 750ml
Pale ruby in color, the 2008 Tinker's Field Pinot Noir presents expressive scents of red cherry, lavender and underbrush with a touch of cassia. Crisp, medium bodied with medium-firm very fine grained tannins, it has a long spice laced finish. Drink ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2008 Rippon Pinot Noir Tinker's Field 750ml
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Dietary Information: Biodynamic
85 cases produced.
Aged 17 months in French Oak.
Notes: 35% new French oak barrels
|Alcohol: 13%||pH: 3.6|