Kusuda Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017 750ml
Another beautifully elegant Martinborough Pinot Noir from this exceptional producer. - Rare and special.
Dates harvested: 28.March- 2. April. Harvested by hand with rigorous selection. 23.5hl/ha.
Sugar level (Brix): 21 - 23
Clone: Able, Dijon 113/114/115/667/777, UCD5/6, 10-5, Mariafeld
TA: 4.9 g/l
Vinification: 97% destemmed, cold soaked for 4 to 6 days. Fermented in open stainless-steel vats with pumping-over and hand plunging, total period of maceration 22 to 25 days. Aged in French (19% new) oak barriques for 15 months. Unfined and bottled with coarse filtration.
Date of Bottling: 31. Aug.2018
Bottles produced: 4,667
Remarks: From the high-density block (majority 7400 plants/ha) we started to lease in 2011 then purchased after the 2015 vintage. Average start of the season changed early summer to cooler days and then wetter in March. Difficult season but the extensive selection/sorting contributed to the purer style.