2019 Phoenix 8 Pinot NoirMatthew Atallah Wines
Hand picked and partially destemmed, the grapes were fermented with 25% whole bunch treatment.
Gently plunged with a “finger plunger” to avoid breaking the whole bunches, it remained on skins for 15 days then was basket pressed straight into barrel. The pressings and hard pressings fractions were kept separate from the free run fraction to allow for blending options before bottling. Still in barrel, the wine will be blended and bottled around May 2020.
100% MV 6 Clone, this Pinot has bright colour, medium bodied structure and supple tannins.
Hints of bramble, forest floor and dark cherry. Unfined, unfiltered, the wine is textured and lingering. It will reward careful cellaring.