Van Asch Pinot Noir 14%, 750ml
Grapes were destemmed into small open top fermenters for whole berry maceration. The fermentation was allowed to begin with the vineyard yeasts, and was finished with a selected yeast strain. The extraction was performed by gentle hand plunging. The free run and press wines were combined and runoff into oak barriques (20% new) for maturation and natural malolactic fermentation.
- Deep purple in colour and aromas of black doris plum, leather and boysenberry.
- The palate is fleshy, rich and bursting with dark cherry and hints of licorice.
- The sweet tannins and subtle oak influences combine to produce a Pinot of finesse and balance.