2007 Reserve Pinot Noir 1.5Litre MAGNUM
2007 “Reserve Range” Pinot Noir
1.5 Ltr Magnum
Nose: This wine exhibits all the hallmarks of the Pinot Noir variety; strong cherry stone and fragrant cherry aromas interwoven with subtle hints of tobacco and the freshness of French oak vanillin.
Palate: After spending 15 months maturing in oak barriques to allow the richness of the fruit to marry with the oak; the wine has spent a further 12 months resting in bottle to allow these subtle complexities to fully develop.
Finish: A very elegant but powerful wine style sought by wine aficionado’s world wide.
Food: Suited to medium flavoured foods and well suited to Asian foods
Cellaring: Will repay cellaring of 10-15 years in magnum bottles.
Vintage comments 2007
Flowering and fruit set were both completed by early to mid December 2006 giving a strong indication that the oncoming vintage was going to be earlier than normal and possibly much earlier than the late 2006 vintage, which culminated in May. This is precisely what occurred with harvest commencing early in February where the same vineyards in the 06 vintage commenced in April.
The mild lead up; with little or no rainfall also contributed to the early start; flavour maturity was on a good parallel with sugar development, and high acids with correspondingly low pH levels indicated a good harvest was in the offering.
Early to mid March saw temperatures increase dramatically and ripening levels rocketed causing harvesting to change from its leisurely pace to around the clock. Pressure thus went directly onto the wineries ability to receive its harvest in a very short time period; the latter end of harvest saw some parcels of fruit picked at higher sugar levels than had been envisaged earlier and consequently riper flavours.
Varieties that appear at this early stage to have benefited from the seasons conditions are Riesling in particular along with Merlot and Shiraz. A vintage that will more than likely be seen as a high quality year with wines having a long life.