CLOUDY BAY PINOT NOIR 2016
The 27th expression of Marlborough Pinot Noir, echoes the style and quality synonymous with Cloudy Bay.
Layered with all the intrigue of bright red fruit, heady spice and silky structure, the Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2015 is as concentrated as it is refreshing
HOW IT WAS MADE
The 2015 harvest of Pinot Noir took place amidst excellent ripening conditions. The harvest started on March 20th and was concluded by April 4th. The final yield was 20% below average, manifesting in a density and complexity of flavor.
The Pinot Noir fruit was entirely handpicked and de-stemmed before being gravity fed into the fermentation vessels. 13% of the fermentation was comprised of whole bunches. The fermentations utilised natural occuring yeast populations under carefully monitored conditions. The grape skins were gently plunged with an average of 18 days skin contact. After fermentation the wines were matured in French oak for 12 months, of which 35% was new.
Pinot Noir 2015
For consumption 57 - 61°F
Cellaring potential 10 YEARS MIN
Alcohol 13.8 %
Varietal Pinot Noir
Bottling June 2016
Harvest Friday, March 20, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015
Residual sugar 2.0 g/L