The 7th Heaven Pinot Noir 2015 is crafted from 100% pinot noir grapes grown on our family’s small Bannockburn vineyard. It is a mix of clones 777, Abel and 115 that have been carefully handpicked and blended together for fermentation. 30% of the fruit was left as whole bunches to create complexity and tannins.
The grapes were basket pressed and racked to French oak barrels, 15% being new oak, for 10 months. In Spring a second natural malolactic fermentation took place before being racked and fined in February 2016.
Winemaker: Debra Cruickshank
pH: 3.72, TA: 8.3 g/L, RS: Dry Alc: 13%
Aging Potential: 10 years