Willow Creek Vineyard O’Leary Block Pinot Noir
The O’Leary block consistently produces our most intensely flavoured and structured pinot noir. The outstanding 2015 vintage produced a complex and powerful wine, with a palate driven equally by savoury spice and ripe red cherries and raspberry. Herbaceous aromas of raspberry leaf and sous bois combine deliciously to layer the wine with an earthy complexity. Generous tannins are fine boned and rest harmoniously with soft nuances of oak, to culminate in a rich and lingering finish. This especially excellent vintage has produced a wine which will reward cellaring.
Drink with (food match): Duck, roasted beetroot & barley
Harvested: 20th March 2015
Bottled: 26th September 2016
Alc/Vol (%): 13.5
Cellaring: 10+ years
Cases: 114 dozen
Hand harvested, 70% destemmed, 80% whole bunches and fermented separately in small open fermenters.
Minimal physical maceration of the cap
15 months in 225L French oak barrels, 20% new
$80 / $64 Wine Club 750ml bottle