The distinguishing character of Sangiovese is that of savouriness followed by bitter (morello) cherries - traits which are more than abundant in our Pinocchio version.
Fresh, mineral and lively with hints of bitter orange and red berries balanced nicely by creaminess and spice,
Here at Crittenden Estate we make 5 Pinot Noirs. This pack contains one bottle of each of them, along with a bottle of JimmyRum Special Edition PINOT, made using our Pinot Noir fruit.
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Defying convention and looking to the great Vin Jaune wines of the Jura region in France for inspiration this wine was whole bunched pressed to old French barriques before natural fermentation and malolactic conversion. Following ferment the barrels were moved to a well ventilated shed (away from the winery proper) where conditions were perfect for the gradual growth of the flor yeast on the surface of the increasingly ullaged barrels. Amazingly this wine has not been topped for its entire 4 year ageing period, relying on the protective properties of the yeast voile to avoid excessive oxidation. Bottling took place in May 2020 without any filtration, fining, stabilization or the significant addition of SO2.
This wine displays many of the desired nutty aldehyde (almost sherry like) characters that can be expected after prolonged ageing under flor. A complex array of flavours, amongst them preserved lemon, grilled nuts & exotic spice. A palate of tremendous breadth and length with mouth filling chalky texture and persistanct acid drive.
The Wine Front - Campbell Mattinson
The Real Review - Huon Hooke
Young Gun of Wine
Halliday 2022 Wine Companion
Intriguing is its beguiling nose of lychees and gin-ger, the delicious frizzante (fizz) it carries and the refreshing spine of acidity that cuts through the sweetness of the unfermented grape sugar.