The Sidewood Stablemate Pinot Noir was handpicked from the Oakbank Vineyard. It is a blend of the Oberlin, 777, MV6 and Abel clones. The grapes were chilled in the cool room for 24 hours before being divided into clonal varieties and fermented seperately. These consisted of various batches of whole bunch and non whole bunch ferments. After ferment, the wine was Matured in French oak barrels for 10 months before it was carefully barrel selected for the final blend. Limited intervention. Wild yeast ferment, approximately 30% whole bunch in
the final blend. Estate grown and bottled.
Aromas/Flavours – Fresh strawberries and cherries with hints of
Finish – Fine, light tannins with pleasing acid support a clean, medium