2022 Streicker Bridgeland Block Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Bridgeland Vineyard, Karridale
The fruit was hand-picked, chilled overnight and gently destemmed as whole berries to open fermenters for a two day cold soak before fermentation. Hand-plunged three times daily for nine days, followed by gentle separation of the wine from the skins. The wine was fermented 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.
A warm and dry growing season with timeous top ups of rain has led to whites of unprecedented purity balanced with formidable power, and reds boasting intense red and blue fruits with striking yet supple tannin and structure.
Raspberries, nutmeg, red delicious and wet slate.
Bristling red fruit tannins and moreish natural acidity guide a palate drenched in black plums, currants and nectarines. Subtle hints of allspice, dried thyme and red apple skin are gently woven into a pristine finish of red fruits and orange blossom.
Up to 8 years, however we enjoy it for freshness now.