Kusuda Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016 750ml
Limited Library Stock Release
Dates harvested: 19 March - 7 April. Harvested by hand with rigorous selection
Sugar level (Brix): 21 - 23
TA: 4.8 g/l
Vinification: 90% destemmed, cold soaked for 4 to 7 days. Fermented in open stainless-steel vats with pumping-over and hand plunging, total period of maceration 17 to 27 days. Aged in French (26% new) oak barriques for 15 months. Unfined and bottled with coarse filtration.
Date of Bottling: 25. Aug.2017
Bottles produced: 5,319
Remarks: From the high-density block (majority 7400 plants/ha) we started to lease in 2011 then purchased after the 2015 vintage. First ever Pinot Noir made from own vineyard. Extremely dry season after the draught in 2015. Felt coolish in the vineyard through the year but the GDD is slightly higher than the average.