You’ll have red claws by the time you finish this addictive Pinot Noir as it will stain your hands with grapey goodness. Winemaker Tom Carson has created an enigmatic Pinot with bags of character and appeal. It’s crammed with cherry and berry flavours with hints of scintillating spice and a soft palate weight. It’s long and lingering with dark fruit, subtle oak and a supple mouthfeel. A perfect match for duck.
Description: With intense complex aromas and great depth of character, Red Claw's no nonsense approach to viticulture and winemaking is clearly visible in this vintage. A fine, long, juicy palate with a persistent polished finish. Bursting with cherry and dark fruits. Pinot lovers will enter a love affair with this wine.
Vinification: Handpicked, with each parcel handled separately in the winery (a total of 18 individual batches). Hand sorted and carefully de-stemmed (some whole bunches), each parcel went into traditional open fermenters. The wine underwent three days of cold soaking to ensure even and thorough extraction. Batches were on skins for 7-10 days.
Maturation: Transferred into French oak (500L puncheons) for 10 months and prepared for bottling in late November 2016.
Aroma: Characteristic perfumed, fragrant aromas highlighted by cherry and dark berry fruits complemented by a touch of spice and underlying French oak.
Palate: The long, silky palate has a lovely elegance and velvety texture, with concentrated red fruit flavours and a finely poised finish.