Schubert Pinot Noir Block B 2008
Tight, multilayered nose showing sweet red and black berry fruits with some chocolaty spicy aromas from the oak. In the mouth it has quite a density of elegant ripe cherry and berry fruit with citrusy spice, hints of coffee and showing very nice minerality. Good concentration and some silky yet firm structure of smooth but present tannins. A wine with a brilliant future.
Variety: Pinot Noir
Producer: Schubert Wines Ltd
Harvest Date: 10-15 April 2008
Bottling Date: 09 July 2009
Winemaker Notes: Block B is a selection of the Dijon Pinot Noir clones; specifically the clones 115, 667, 777, 114 and 113. Hand-picked and very careful selection in this vintage. 100% de-stemmed, cold-maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats and left on “skins” for 3 weeks. Aged in 50% new and 0% used French oak barriques for 14 months.
Cellaring: 5 -12 years