Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur Pinot Noir
Cool weather over flowering resulted in lower than average yields. A warm, dry summer to follow fortunately ensured that our limited production achieved optimum flavour ripeness and will see the 2017 vintage be remembered as one of the best in a decade.
Mornington Peninsula - Home block
VINE AGE: btw 23 and 35 years
PRUNING/TRELLIS: Cane VSP
CLONE: pommard, MV6, D5V12, 114, 115
HARVEST DATES: 25th & 26th Feb ‘16
YIELD: 1.8 tonnes per acre
WINEMAKING Hand harvest Open ferment in wood 15-20% whole bunches Wild yeast 25% new oak 11 months in French oak barrique Unfiltered Bottled February 2018.
ACIDITY 5.55 g/L PH 3.52 g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR < 1.0 g/L
A spicy herbal nose with vibrant fruit attributable to whole bunch fermentation.
Fine and textured tannins on the palate.
Beef bourguignon, rare roast beef.
Although drinking beautifully now, this wine will reward substantial cellaring, perhaps even for 24 years and beyond!