1314 Pinot Noir 2022
The 1314 range of wines are made from all estate grown fruit in a vibrant, nouveau style for early enjoyment and refreshing drinking.
Minimum Order 6 Units (straight or mixed)
- Tasting Notes & Reviews
1314 Pinot Noir is from a blend of vineyard sites from our property, primarily MV6 on own roots, along with 114, 115 and 777, planted in 1976, 1997 and 2007. The 2021 vintage includes some fruit from both close planted and conventional trellised vineyards. This wine is a barrel selection based on an earlier bottling regime and younger drinking window.
Parcels of Pinot Noir from our different blocks were fermented with indigenous yeast, approximately 20% whole bunch including a portion of carbonic maceration. Élevage was for 8 months in primarily hogsheads of which 20% was new oak.
The 2022 growing season started out with substantial winter and spring rains as a result of La Nina but dried out around Christmas and into the new year. A warm Jan and Feb led to a very consistent and well paced ripening period.
We had another good year of rain across winter: the soils warmed up slowly which led to normal timing for budburst. The La Niña rains
continued through the first half of the growing season (630mm July to June) but eased after Christmas, although storms and hail were often in the forecast and nearby. Temperatures increased significantly in the second half of the season to a total of 1430 Growing Degree Days.
We started picking Chardonnay early March, and with only a couple of exceptions (Sauv Blanc and Riesling) the yields for every block were
near long term average. The fruit was in very good condition, picking weather was mostly very helpful and all the ferments went smoothly. Malic acid levels are average but most lots will go through malolactic fermentation in the
At this stage the wines show promise: a nice balance of stone fruits and citrus in the Chardonnay, structure and transparency to season and site in the Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
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