2019 Streicker Bridgeland Block Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Bridgeland Vineyard, Karridale
The fruit was hand-picked with 33% being kept as whole clusters, and the other 66% de-stemmed on top to promote extraction of spicier flavours and more savoury fruit characters and textures. The fruit was open fermented and punched down 3 times a day. The still fermenting wine was then gently separated from the skins and allowed to finish ferment in Burgundian-style oak barrels, 25% which were new. The wine was then aged in oak for 10 months, after which it was clarified and bottled.
The 2019 vintage required high attention to detail in the vineyard and highlighted the benefit of having four diverse vineyards across the Margaret River region. Weather patterns were inconsistent, presenting challenges in budburst and flowering throughout the winter and spring months. A lack of extreme temperatures in summer and autumn combined with leaf-plucking, shoot thinning and bunch thinning encouraged more even ripening. Nets were essential to protect fruit, with a lack of Marri blossom in the region to distract the bees and birds. The resulting low yields presented fragrant wines with succulent natural acidities.
Raspberries, subtle spices and red apple skin.
Bright flavours of red cherries, sour plums and cinnamon on the entry, guided by fleshy textures of crushed apple flesh and satsuma plums. A vital line of chalky acidity and white pepper drive the palate to a crystalline finish of red fruits and spicy oak.
Up to 8 years, however we enjoy it for freshness now.