Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2001 Magnum

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2001 Magnum

We maintain a small library of select back vintage magnum (1500ml) bottles in our cellars at Bannockburn Vineyards. Due to low stock level of aged magnums, sales limited to 3 per customer.

  • Viticulture
  • Winemaking
  • Tasting Notes

Primarily MV6 clone of Pinot Noir grown at our Olive Tree Hill vineyard, planted in 1976. The soils are mainly volcanic over dark brown loam and limestone base. Picked in March.

  • Fruit (in excellent condition) was fermented utilising indigenous yeast, punchdowns occurring 2 or 3 times a day for 25 days. Pressed to tank, then racked to barriques (Damy cooperage, 25% new) for élevage.
  • Blended and bottled on site with in May 2002.
  • 13.3 % alc.

Bright red with shades of development. Attractive forest fruits from a warmer season, with forest floor complexity after 15 years in bottle. Cleansing acid and structure make for an excellent food wine - make sure you invite some friends and family to join you!

2017 Vintage

Budburst and harvest returned to long term average timing for the 2016/17 growing season. Picking commenced on March 2, and was completed by April 21.

After excellent winter rain, the season was moderately dry (mostly consisting of heavier rainfall events rather than light rain), and only very occasionally hot.

A fuller canopy of leaves slowed the ripening of all varieties, and retained greater natural acidity. Sugar concentration at harvest and final alcohol levels are low, but flavours are vibrant and typical of both variety and site.

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