2022 Bryterlater Ernest Pinot Noir, North Canterbury
Able clone. The basis of this wine is the synergy between alcoholic and carbonic fermentation. Carbonic fermentation (think Beaujolias) achieves the lifted aromas of maraschino cherry, clove. The synergy creates a lovely silky, supple texture. 10% foot crush, 20% destemmed, 70% whole bunch. Basket pressed. Bottled February 2023.
Mineral. Cherry. Sweet salty licorice. Raspberry. Soft tannin. Brooding.